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Red Spot

noun, Astronomy
1.
a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter, about 14,000 by 30,000 km, that drifts about slowly as the planet rotates and has been observed for several hundred years.
Also called Great Red Spot.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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Red Spot

noun
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