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Question 2:
What are the similarities and differences between hurricanes on Earth and Jupiter's Great Red Spot?
Answer:

Hurricanes and the Great Red Spot are similar because they both have circular motions and strong winds. Some differences are:

  • The red spot is a high-pressure system, where air rises. Hurricanes, on the other hand, are low-pressure systems, where air sinks.
  • "Cyclone" is another name for hurricane. The red spot's winds are said to be "anti-cyclonic" because the storm's rotation is counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter. A cyclone rotates clockwise in Earth's Southern Hemisphere.
  • Another unique feature of the Great Red Spot is that it never travels over a solid surface. Hurricanes, however, lose their energy and weaken when they reach land.

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