Scientists have received new data is the largest in the Solar system of the planet Jupiter. The storm, which was called the "Great red spot", known from the XVII century, warms the planet's atmosphere to very high temperatures.
Atmospheric temperature range of Jupiter from 930 degrees Celsius (1,700 degrees Fahrenheit) to above 1330 degrees Celsius (2420 degrees Fahrenheit). This is more than the temperature of molten lava.
"We designed the observations to map the distribution of heat across the planet in search of of any temperature anomalies, which can give clues as to where there is a large spike of energy," he said in a statement.
"We could see almost immediately that the maximum temperature at high altitudes was higher the Great red spot than far below - a strange coincidence or a master key".
Huge, perpetual hurricane with an area of about 20 thousand kilometers in diameter, more than three times the size of Earth. The "great Red Spot" there are up to 6 days to complete one spin. "The great red spot is a terrific source of energy for heating of the upper atmosphere on Jupiter, but we had no prior evidence of its actual impact on the observed temperature at high altitudes," said Luke Moore, co-author of the BU study, published in the journal Nature.
A huge storm emits large sound waves and generates atmospheric gravity waves, when large pockets of air are faced with a huge amount of kinetic energy, the atoms revolve with great speed thereby increasing the temperature of the atmosphere.
Storm "Great red spot" rotates counterclockwise, causing constant clashes and turbulence, and generating acoustic and gravity waves. "The great Red Spot is the largest storm in the Solar system is more than the Earth itself
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