Space Station View of the Full Moon : Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA took this photograph on June 21, 2016, from the International Space Station, writing, A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China.


Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is such a crazy, turbulent storm that it creates sound waves that travel hundreds of miles up and actually heat the planet’s upper atmosphere.

That’s the conclusion of scientists who found a striking hotspot right above the Great Red Spot. They describe their finding Wednesday in the journal Nature.

The Great Red Spot is a vast storm about 10,000 miles wide — around 1.5 times the size of Earth. “It’s the largest storm in the solar system,” says James O'Donoghue, a researcher at Boston University’s Center for Space Physics. “I guess, really, it’s the largest storm we know about anywhere, so far.”

This storm has screaming winds that blow up to 350 miles per hour, he says.

How Jupiter’s Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

Photo: Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA


The BLACK EYE GALAXY is a spiral galaxy located 24 million light years from Earth and is in the constellation Coma Berenices.

It has a dark band of dust that absorbs light from nearby stars in front of the galaxy’s bright nucleus. This is why its nicknames are “Black Eye” or “Evil Eye” galaxy. It is well known among amateur astronomers due to its appearance in small telescopes.

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