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Behold: The new weirdness on Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Plus: A primer on our mission to explore the Trojan asteroids, baby.

This intro is almost as short as the month of September. We’ve got a story on the new weirdness of Jupiter’s red spot, a new reason to really get your blood pumping, how to grow clovers on Mars, and the first mission to explore the Trojan asteroids, which orbit the sun on opposite sides of Jupiter.

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Jupiter’s Red Spot Passant Rabie reports that a team of researchers discovered that Jupiter's Great Red Spot is spinning faster, increasing in speed by 8 percent in a span of 11 years:

For more than 150 years, when humans have looked at Jupiter, they’ve seen a raging vortex larger than the Earth itself swirling with layers of wind and gas.

The Great Red Spot is a high-pressure storm that has been brewing on Jupiter for hundreds of years, and a team of scientists recently discovered that not only does the storm live on, but its winds are also actually picking up speed.

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What’s better than walking Jenn Walter reports that while counting your steps isn't a bad idea, light movement can only do so much for your cardiovascular system. Here's what will really improve fitness:

Tracking your daily 10,000 steps might seem like the easiest way to make sure you’re getting enough exercise. But is light walking enough to boost your overall fitness level? A new study suggests it’s not as effective as regular moderate to vigorous exercise. That might not be surprising, since there’s already a lot of research that suggests regular exercise is good for your body for a whole host of reasons.

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Sustaining Mars colonies Passant Rabie writes that as scientists set their eyes on Mars as a potentially habitable planet, a team of researchers figured out how to grow clovers on Mars:

Inside a research greenhouse at Colorado State University, Franklin Harris and his colleagues placed clover seeds in sterilized plastic pots stacked next to each other on a bench.

As the familiar leaf began to sprout, emerging from the dirt, the team realized they had accomplished something extraordinary. These were not average clover plants, but instead clover plants grown in Martian soil.

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Lucy will be the first space mission to study the Trojan asteroids, which are illustrated in green here around the planet Jupiter, all in orbit around the Sun.


Lucy in the sky mission Passant Rabie and John Wenz report on the Lucy mission, which will be the first to explore the Trojan asteroids, a large group of asteroids that share Jupiter's orbit around the Sun:

In the absence of a time machine, astronomers turn to asteroids, comets, and other primordial bodies to trace the origins of our Solar System. During an upcoming NASA mission, currently scheduled for an October lift-off, a spacecraft called Lucy will be the first to visit a fleet of primordial bodies trailing behind Jupiter. It will launch on the Atlas V 401 rocket.

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Born in Rockford, Illinois in 1980, Virgil Abloh is an artist, architect, and fashion designer. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he obtained a master’s degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. It was at the Illinois Institute of Technology where Abloh was introduced to a curriculum established by Mies van der Rohe, formed from the notions of Bauhaus, that taught him to combine the fields of art, craft and design. These theories, merged with contemporary culture, make up Abloh’s inter-disciplinary practice today. Abloh marks a birthday today.

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