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Jupiter lost a cloud stripe, new photos reveal

Space.com: A giant cloud belt in the southern half of Jupiter has apparently disappeared according to new photos of the planet taken by amateur astronomers.Full story

Avoid summer B’s: Bug bites, befouled beaches

With warmer weather upon us, parents everywhere are gleefully instructing children to “go outside and play!” As your kids bound into playgrounds and pools, keep them safe with these easy tips. Full story

Jupiter's great red spot is shrinking

On Jupiter, storms can rage for years or even centuries. The Great Red Spot, a colossal storm twice the diameter of our planet, has lasted at least 300 years. But now that mother of all storms is shrinking just as other spots emerge to challenge its status. Full story

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Close-up of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Close-up of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Close-up of Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by a Voyager spacecraft.

Thermal and visible-light images of Jupiter storms
Thermal and visible-light images of Jupiter storms

New thermal images from ESO's Very Large Telescope and other ground-based telescopes show swirls of warmer air and cooler regions never seen before within Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The images enable scientists to make the first detailed weather map of the inside of the giant storm system. One obser

Haumea's red spot
Haumea's red spot

A series of images shows how Haumea's red spot changes position as the dwarf planet rotates.

Jupiter's red spot
Jupiter's red spot

In Jupiter's ever-changing atmosphere, a third red spot appeared in 2008 alongside the Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. in the turbulent Jovian atmosphere. This third red spot lies to the west of the Great Red Spot in the same latitude band of clouds. The visible-light images were taken on May 9 and