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How will Jupiter hold up his pants?

By Phil Plait | May 12, 2010 1:07 pm

From Emily at The Planetary Society blog comes word that one of Jupiter’s belts has disappeared… again.

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This image, by the accomplished amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley, shows what’s up. Usually, the Great Red Spot is accompanied by a dark reddish belt that goes all the way around the planet, like the one in the northern hemisphere you can see in the picture. However, the Southern Equatorial Belt, as it’s called, is gone!
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