Wednesday, October 19, 2005

think hurricane wilma's bad?

how about the solar system's biggest storm. the great red spot on jupiter.

it's as big as 3 earths! and
winds blow counterclockwise around this disturbance at about 250 miles per hour. hurricanes on earth rarely generate winds over 180 miles an hour...

not bad for a planet that is so big it could swallow every other planet in the solar system, yet you can't stand on it's surface (not that you'ld want to). it doesn't have one.

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