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July 17, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-27

Three Red Spots Mix it Up on Jupiter

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Video: Jupiter's Latest Red Spot Overtaken by the 'Great Red Spot' (Annotated)

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The emergence of a ‘baby red spot' earlier this year on the gas giant looks to be a temporary phenomenon, as it appears to have nearly disappeared. Now it is deformed and pale in color and sits on the opposite side (east) of the Great Red Spot. These three natural-color Jupiter images were made from data acquired on May 15, June 28, and July 8, 2008 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).

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