The Wind in the Worlds

On other planets, the weather can be frightful.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM April 24, 2007

If you could live near Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot, your weather forecast might sound something like this: Expect lightning storms and winds gusting to 340 miles per hour for the next few hundred years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Earth, hurricane-force winds such as those that formed Hurricane Alberto (pictured above) can blow as

 

On Earth, hurricane-force winds such as those that formed Hurricane Alberto (pictured above) can blow as "slowly" as 74 miles per hour. By comparison, winds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot move at speeds up to 340 miles per hour.

 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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