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Giant Storm Eruption at Jupiter Unearths a Buried Past
Description: Scientists around the globe have observed an astonishing and rare change in Jupiter's atmosphere -- a huge disturbance churning in the middle northern latitudes of the planet as two giant storms erupted. Jupiter's winds are the strongest at middle northern latitudes, reaching about 600 kilometers per hour (370 miles per hour). Similar phenomena occurred in 1975 and 1990, but this event has never been observed before with high-resolution modern telescopes. [Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory]
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Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Publish Date: 1/24/2008
Reading Level: Basic
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