Science: A Planet's Spots

As every astronomer knows, Jupiter has spots. They are believed to be disturbances in the planet's atmosphere, which is many thousands of miles thick and is made up of such unpleasant gases as methane and ammonia. At a Manhattan meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Dr. Yale Mintz of the University of California proposed a theory to account for one kind of Jovian spot.

Dr. Mintz thinks that the light & dark spots, each of which stretches thousands of miles across the face of Jupiter, near its equator, are analogous to the tropical storms that have recently been discovered in the earth's...

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