“Jupiter’s 350-Year-Old Mystery” –Will the James Webb Space Telescope Solve It?

Jupiter Great Red Spot


As storms go, Jupiter’s colossal Great Red Spot, 16,000 kilometers wide and raging for 350 years, is the solar system’s all-time champion. According to NASA, it could swallow the Earth whole and still have room for Mars. Following its launch on March 30, 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will use its unparalleled infrared capabilities to study the enigmatic storm and build on data returned from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories.