Jupiter has its Great Red Spot
And now we find it’s clear,
There’s a bigger storm on a bigger world
A thousand light-years near.
Careening round its own star,
Locked to face one way,
It blows impressive winds from
Endless night side to always day.
Its clouds are flecked with minerals,
With rubies and sapphires.
If you think you’d die to go,
You would indeed expire.
Around the star HAT P dash seven,
In the constellation of the Swan,
Gems ride on sparkling winds
Round a planet with no dawn.
By Kate Rauner
Thanks to space.com for their article on a giant planet with jeweled clouds.
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