Great Red Spot

  1. a large long-lived oval feature, south of Jupiter's equator, that is an anticyclonic disturbance in the atmosphere

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How to use Great Red Spot in a sentence

  • The rotation period deduced from them is nearly the same as from the Great Red Spot.

    A Journey in Other Worlds | John Jacob Astor
  • There she stood with a Great Red Spot burning in her cheeks, and a fierce light in her eyes.

    The Yellow House | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He was being catapulted down the ray to the mysterious point of brilliance in the Great Red Spot.

    Pirates of the Gorm | Nat Schachner
  • Determine from either of these numbers the size of the Great Red Spot.

    A Text-Book of Astronomy | George C. Comstock
  • Since last summer a Great Red Spot has been noticed on the surface of the planet, which has attracted much attention.

Scientific definitions for Great Red Spot

Great Red Spot

  1. A very large, high-pressure atmospheric feature on the planet Jupiter, characterized by anticyclonic winds circulating at a speed of approximately 400 km (248 mi) per hour. The storm has persisted on Jupiter's surface for more than 300 years since first observed through telescopes; the cause of its reddish color is unknown.

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