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.
a large long-lived oval feature, south of Jupiter’s equator, that is an anticyclonic disturbance in the atmosphere
See Great Red Spot
Great Red Spot
A very large, high-pressure atmospheric feature on the planet Jupiter, characterized by anticyclonic winds circulating at a speed of approximately 400 km (248 mi) per hour. The storm has persisted on Jupiter’s surface for more than 300 years since first observed through telescopes; the cause of its reddish color is unknown.
- Great renaming
Usenet, history The flag day in 1986 on which all of the non-local groups on the Usenet had their names changed from the net.- format to the current multiple-hierarchies scheme. Used especially in discussing the history of newsgroup names. “The oldest sources group is comp.sources.misc; before the Great Renaming, it was net.sources.” FAQ (http://vrx.net/usenet/history/rename.html). [Jargon […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a tall shrub, Rhododendron maximum, of eastern North America, having rose-pink flowers.
noun, Astronomy. 1. a group of large dark clouds in the Milky Way between the constellations Cygnus and Sagittarius.
noun 1. a series of rift valleys running from N to S, from the Jordan Valley in SW Asia to Mozambique in SE Africa. noun 1. the most extensive rift in the earth’s surface, extending from the Jordan valley in Syria to Mozambique; marked by a chain of steep-sided lakes, volcanoes, and escarpments