Hubble Shows Winds in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Are Speeding Up

Hubble telescope over Jupiter.

Researchers analyzing Hubble's regular 'storm reports' found that the average wind speed just within the boundaries of the storm, known as a high-speed ring, has increased by up to 8 percent from 2009 to 2020. (Image: via NASA)

Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter’s Storms


This latest image of Jupiter, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on Aug. 25, 2020, was captured when the planet was 406 million miles from Earth. (Image: A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley), and the OPAL team via NASA / ESA / STScI)