Astronomers believe that a better understanding of Great Red Bulls can provide information on the structure, mechanics, and formation of Jupiter as a whole.
“This is a storm that is bigger than anyone in a country that has been there for hundreds of years there. We want to know what is going on, “said Steve Levin, Juno’s JLC project junior researcher.
Levin said the storm was supposed to be powered by the energy falling inside Jupiter from planet rotation, but the exact internal mechanism is unknown.
It is expected that some of the most valuable data from the fall on Monday comes from the instrument to see the red dot at six different depths, said Levin.
Rotating the Cyclone Account as the biggest known storm in the Sun’s system and measures about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) in diameter, with hundreds of miles (KM) winds an hour in its outer edges. It looks like dark red balls, surrounded by layers of white pale yellow, orange.
The Red Point was under control since 1830 continually from the land, although there were comments by those who came from the same property, dating more than 350 years. After wide enough to swallow the earth of three planets, the famous Jupiter climate system has been reduced by 100 years and may eventually disappear.
However, the matter is still the most significant feature of the planet’s largest solar system, a gigantic gas balloon – mostly hydrogen and helium – 11 times larger than Earth’s diameter, more than twice as massive as any other planet in combination.
Monday was the meeting with the big red spot the last of the 12 mission was scheduled for NASA Juno, which is closely associated with the clouds of Jupiter on September 1.
Astronomers are also confident
A better understanding of the Great Red Spot may give hints on the structure, the mechanics, and the formation of Jupiter as a whole.
“This is a great storm that will take the whole planet for hundreds of years, we want to know what it is doing,” said Steve Levin, senior researcher for the Juno Mission project at JPL.
Levin he said the storm believed feeds on the energy coming from Jupiter’s interior, combined with the planet rotation, but the internal flows are not exactly known.
It is expected that some of the most valuable Monday is designed by the instrument to fly, which return to the red point at six different depths, Levin’s data.