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Jupiter is just not only the largest planet in our solar system, but also home to the largest storm in the solar system, known as the “Great Red Spot.” Until now, we’ve only been able to observe the storm from afar, but NASA’s Juno spacecraft, launched a decade ago, has shed some light on what’s happening beneath the planet’s red and white clouds. According to an NPR report, the Juno mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida in 2011 and reached Jupiter in 2016. In 2019, the probe changed course slightly and passed over the Great…

More than 80 percent of deer in study tested positive for COVID – could be reservoir for continued spread of virus More than 80 percent of white-tailed deer sampled in various parts of Iowa between December 2020 and January 2021 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The percentage of SARS-CoV-2 positive deer increased over the course of the study, with 33% of all deer testing positive. The results suggest that white-tailed deer may be a reservoir for the continued spread of the virus, and raise concerns that new strains may emerge that pose a threat to wildlife and possibly humans. “This is…