Jupiter Has Come Down With a Case of Chicken Pox

Jupiter seems to be sprouting lots of Red Spots these days. Of course the original gangsta, the multiple Earth-sized Great Red Spot has been around for just about four centuries. But back in 2006 Red Spot Jr. appeared and as this picture shows, researchers have just observed a third spot west of big daddy. What's… » 5/22/08 2:22pm 5/22/08 2:22pm

Saturn Thunderstorm Would Fry Earth in a Hurry

When other planets do storms, they do 'em right. The Cassini spacecraft snapped photos of this monster thunderstorm on Saturn that's been raging for five months now, each lightning bolt packing 10,000 times more juice than it's Earthly counterparts. Jupiter's still got the illest storm in the solar system with it's… » 5/01/08 9:31am 5/01/08 9:31am