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Cool Star Marked by Long-Lived Storm Animation

Science Animations Video • December 10th, 2015 • sig15-015v1

This animation shows a cool star, called W1906+40, marked by a raging storm near one of its poles. The storm is thought to be similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Scientists discovered it using NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (IPAC)