Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers have found previously unseen structures and activity in Jupiter’s atmosphere above the Great Red Spot. These odd features seem to be caused by powerful atmospheric gravity waves.

The Great Red Spot is the largest storm in the solar system, twice as big as Earth, and is believed to have been raging for at least 300 years, according to NASA. The winds of the Great Red Spot rage at around 270 to 425 miles per hour (430 to 680 kilometers per hour), up to 3.5 times as fast as a tornado here on Earth. 

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