Red Spot


noun Astronomy.

a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter, about 14,000 by 30,000 km, that drifts about slowly as the planet rotates and has been observed for several hundred years.

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Also called Great Red Spot.

Origin of Red Spot

First recorded in 1875–80
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Red Spot

noun

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