Reports of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot demise greatly exaggerated

The shrinking of the clouds of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter has been well documented with photographic evidence from the last decade. However, researchers said there is no evidence the vortex itself has changed in size or intensity. Philip Marcus, from the University of California, Berkeley, will explain why the pictures from astronomers, both … Read more Reports of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot demise greatly exaggerated

60 years of shock wave research at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories physicists Mark Boslough and Dave Crawford predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising vapor plume as the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet crashed into the far side of Jupiter (Figure 1) in 1994. And sure enough, the plume produced by the impact matched Sandia’s computational analysis (Figure 2). A member of the … Read more 60 years of shock wave research at Sandia National Laboratories