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Jupiter's great red spot heats planet's upper atmosphere

Researchers from Boston University's (BU) Center for Space Physics report today in Nature that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may provide the mysterious source of energy required to heat the planet's Upper Atmosphere to the unusually high values observed. Turbulent atmospheric flows above the storm produce both gravity waves and acoustic waves. Gravity waves are much like  how a guitar string moves when plucked, while acoustic waves...

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