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Saturday, July 23, 2011

A "Big Storm"

July 23rd, 2011

Somehow, calling the astounding and ongoing atmospheric phenomena on Saturn a "storm" seems dismissive.

From a NASA press release earlier this month:

"On Dec. 5, 2010, Cassini first detected the storm that has been raging ever since. It appears approximately 35 degrees north latitude of Saturn. Pictures from Cassini's imaging cameras show the storm wrapping around the entire planet covering approximately 2 billion square miles (4 billion square kilometers)." EMPHASIS OURS
For more images of this event click HERE

1 comment:

  1. This type of storm is known in astronomical circles as "The Bachmann Effect." Hee Hee Hee