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Yet Another Storm on Saturn

Yet Another Storm on Saturn


Depicts: Saturn
Copyright: Reta Beebe (New Mexico State University), D. Gilmore, L. Bergeron (STScI), and NASA

This Hubble Space Telescope image of the ringed planet Saturn shows a rare storm that appears as a white arrowhead-shaped feature near the planet's equator. The storm is generated by an upwelling of warmer air, similar to a terrestrial thunderhead. The east-west extent of this storm is equal to the diameter of the Earth (about 7,900 miles). Hubble provides new details about the effects of Saturn's prevailing winds on the storm. The new image shows that the storm's motion and size have changed little since its discovery in September, 1994.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-Dec-2022 09:38 UT

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