The great red spot is large enough to be visible

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Unformatted text preview: cannot move north or south, they are confined to the zone in which they formed. The Great Red Spot is an anti-cyclone storm, which has lasted for possibly longer than 347 years. It is not known for how long the storm will last. The Great Red Spot is large enough to be visible through Earth-based telescopes. Its dimensions are ~25,000 km west–to–east and 12–14,000 km south–to–north. The spot is large enough to contain two planets the size of Earth. The cloudtops of this storm are about 8 km above the surrounding cloudtops. It is not known exactly what causes the Great Red Spot's reddish color. Theories supported by laboratory experiments suppose that the color may be caused by complex organic molecules, red phosphorus, or yet another sulfur compound. The Great Red Spot also varies greatly in hue, from almost brick-red to pale salmon, or even white. Saturn’s clouds Saturn’s layers are the same as Jupiter’s, but deeper in - more subdued 9 Since Saturn is less compressed than Jupiter, the cloud layers are deepe...
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