Red Spot


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Red Spot

See Great Red Spot.

Red Spot

[′red ‚spät]
(astronomy)
A semipermanent marking of the planet Jupiter; some fluctuations in visibility exist; it does not rotate uniformly with the planet, indicating that it is a disturbance of Jupiter's atmosphere.
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The cold fingers that trembled round mine--the pale cheeks with a bright red spot burning in the midst of them-- the faint smile that struggled to live on her lips and died away from them while I looked at it, told me at what sacrifice of herself her outward composure was maintained.
His eyes were of the blue of the forget-me-not, and of a profound melancholy, save when he was plunging his hook into you, at which time two red spots appeared in them and lit them up horribly.
Little red spots were produced on the tender skin of the arm, which appeared as if they would have formed watery pustules, but did not.
It was the first time she had admitted it, and a glow overspread her face, blotching it with red spots.
Her countenance, with surprising mobility, had recovered its gracious expression; but some little red spots on her handkerchief indicated that she had bitten her lips till the blood came.
The child's face was pale save for two red spots glowing on her cheeks.
There were milkmaids and shepherdesses, with brightly colored bodices and golden spots all over their gowns; and princesses with most gorgeous frocks of silver and gold and purple; and shepherds dressed in knee breeches with pink and yellow and blue stripes down them, and golden buckles on their shoes; and princes with jeweled crowns upon their heads, wearing ermine robes and satin doublets; and funny clowns in ruffled gowns, with round red spots upon their cheeks and tall, pointed caps.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years.
The new image clearly shows the giant planet's Great Red Spot as well as other features that can be spotted from Space.
31 -- The Great Red Spot is a giant spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere that's been raging for about 400 years.
Ask your astronomically curious friends to name a famous feature on another planet, and the top choice will almost certainly be "Saturn's rings." A strong runner-up will likely be Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Yet while most casual telescope users have gazed upon those glorious rings many times, far fewer have ever spied Jupiter's iconic GRS.