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UP NEXT: The Great Red Spot May Expose Jupiter's Watery Secret

This close-up shows swirling clouds around Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot where scientists trained telescopes to learn more about the planet's water situation.

Finding a reservoir of water on Jupiter is one of the most pressing issues in planetary science. Learn more about water on Jupiter at HowStuffWorks.


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