back to article NASA peers through its SpeX: Aha! Jupiter's globe-warming hotspot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may be responsible for stirring an atmospheric hotspot into a frenzy, causing it to be hundreds of degrees warmer than anywhere else on the planet. Researchers from Boston University and the University of Leicester have published new evidence in Nature which shows Jupiter’s atmosphere may be driven by …

  1. Nunyabiznes

    Nah, that is just localized AGW caused by a dairy farm run by a bunch of rednecks driving oversized diesel pickups.

  2. John 104

    That photo is just so awesome. (not the artists rendering)

  3. Sureo

    Can't they spend a little more time studying earth's atmosphere? Weather forecasts here are wildly inaccurate. They've gone to 'probabilities' now which basically says, 'we don't know, stick your head out the window'. At least on Jupiter the forecast is always 'storm' and 100% accurate.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hardly "gravity waves"

    Whatever the energy transfer mechanism is, it certainly isn't gravity waves. Something to do with tidal mechanics perhaps, but that's a completely different thing even though it involves gravity.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hardly "gravity waves"

      Gravity Waves != Gravitational Waves

  5. Timbo

    Given this news, I think we should start a campaign and get NASA/whoever to rename the GRS to "Scorchio", in fitting tribute to the late, great Caroline Aherne.

  6. channel extended


    Perhaps there was life on Jupiter at one time. Then the 'I'm not a scientist' Jupertiarion Republicans claimed there is no such thing a global warming crisis. After the GRS formed then they simply call it weather. And some survivors are still down there trying to keep their SUV's running.

  7. CheesyTheClown

    Can't get internet?

    If NASA can communicate with the probe and NASA has Internet, shouldn't it be possible to route it there?

  8. Anonymous Coward

    causing it to be hundreds of degrees warmer than anywhere else on the planet.

    So we've ID'd the unshielded exhaust port?

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