30th Sep 2013
Massive storm churned up water from Saturn’s depths

From across the vast expanse of our solar system, gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus appear serene.
In 2010 and 2011, Saturn gave us a demonstration of how far from the truth this portrayal is — a giant storm 15,000 kilometres in width and 300,000 kilometres long churned up the northern hemisphere.
Nasa’s space probe Cassini had an unprecedented front row seat on the action, and detected for the first time the presence of water ice in Saturn’s atmosphere, according to a paper published in the September issue of Icarus.
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Massive storm churned up water from Saturn’s depths

From across the vast expanse of our solar system, gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus appear serene.

In 2010 and 2011, Saturn gave us a demonstration of how far from the truth this portrayal is — a giant storm 15,000 kilometres in width and 300,000 kilometres long churned up the northern hemisphere.

Nasa’s space probe Cassini had an unprecedented front row seat on the action, and detected for the first time the presence of water ice in Saturn’s atmosphere, according to a paper published in the September issue of Icarus.

Read More.

Source: wired.co.uk
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