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CLIP 9838

Storms on Jupiter - the Great Red Spot

Storms on Jupiter - the Great Red Spot
Key Info
  • Storms on Jupiter - the Great Red Spot
  • Duration: 03:56
  • Jupiter's dense atmosphere and large gravitational field result in massive storms on its surface. Some of the strongest storms in the Solar System are on the surface of Jupiter, such as The Great Red Spot. These storms are caused by the dense hydrogen and helium atmosphere of Jupiter, which is subjected to a much larger gravitational field, rather than by the Sun as on Earth. Published as part of the Solar System website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Solar System

  • Keywords: Jupiter, Great Red Spot, hydrogen, helium, gravity, outerspace
Ideas for use in class
  • To describe why Jupiter's atmosphere is so volatile and explain what the Great Red Spot is.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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