stormy worlds

How the raging storms of Saturn and Jupiter form

Surface storms can tell us what's going on in the planets' interiors.


Jupiter is known for its raging storms, none perhaps more famous than the Great Red Spot. This vortex has been sweeping across the planet for hundreds of years.

Watch the winds turn in the Great Red Spot.NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Justin Cowart