Jupiter is a planet of extremes—it’s the biggest in our solar system, it spins the fastest, it hosts the most moons, and it has the most turbulent atmosphere. But one of its most recognizable features, an enormous storm known as the Great Red Spot, is coming up short. The storm has been getting smaller for decades, but recent images show that it’s now shrinking even faster.


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