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Fraser
2006-Jul-24, 04:14 PM
Astronomers have been predicting the meetup for months; Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its newly formed "Red Spot Jr." were bound to have a close encounter. This high-resolution photo from the Gemini Observatory shows how they looked July 13, 2006. Although both are red in visible light, they look white because the image was captured in the near-infrared wavelength, which can reveal more details. Astronomers don't think anything dramatic is going to happen as the storms slip past each other this time around.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/07/24/red-spots-brush-past-each-other/)