A second Great Spot has been discovered on Jupiter by University of Leicester astronomers, rivalling the scale of the planet’s famous Great Red Spot.

Being dubbed the Great Cold Spot it's said to be more volatile than the Great Red Spot and is over 24, 000 kilometres long.

This rivals the discovery of the Great Red Spot Credit: University of Leicester

“This is the first time any weather feature in Jupiter's upper atmosphere has been observed away from the planet's bright aurorae.

Dr Tom Stallard, Associate Professor in Planetary Astronomy and lead author of the study