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Why is Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Shrinking? Ask Some Scientists!

Last week, we learned that the Great Red Spot of Jupiter–a massive storm swirling on the planet for centuries–is getting much less great. But why?

The Space Telescope Science Institute will be having a “Hubble Hangout” tomorrow at 1 p.m. PDT to discuss this finding with actual scientists on the Hubble team. Science communicator and space enthusiast Scott Lewis will be co-hosting with Tony Darnell–one of the social media managers of STScI–and speaking with scientists Carol Christian and Amy Simon.

The hangout will use the Q&A app (available on YouTube and Google+) to field questions from the audience, and will respond to Twitter (#HubbleHangout), YouTube, and G+ comments.

The live-stream of the hangout is featured below and will go live when the hangout starts:

As ubiquitous as science has become with shows like The Big Bang Theory and COSMOS suffusing pop culture, there still aren’t that many opportunities to interface directly with scientists and ask your burning questions. The Hubble Telescope absolutely revolutionized our view of the cosmos and our place in it; definitely ask the team a few questions if you have time.

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