Huge storm on Saturn

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    Its surface area is eight times that of planet Earth


    The white circles on top is the storm
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    Stormy weather is brewing on Saturn.

    Though we earthlings have been aware of Saturn's Great White Spot since 1876, we now understand more clearly what is happening with the massive storm, thanks to images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

    According to a news release from NASA , we now know just how big that storm really is: its surface area is eight times that of planet Earth. Cassini's cameras show that the storm covers approximately 1.5 billion square miles.

    A USA Today report noted that scientists working with the Cassini project first became aware of the current storm in December 2010 which was last spring on Saturn. Since its discovery, the spot has grown exponentially in both size and brightness.

    Scientists now believe Saturn's out-of-this-world storm is bright white because of its gaseous content. Apparently, the glowing hue is "produced by plumes of warm, moist air that bring ammonia ice particles to the planet's upper atmosphere," according to the report.

    The shifting elements also create a dazzling lightning show. The Los Angeles Times reported that researchers recently found lightning strikes within the storm up to 10 times per second in flashes 10,000 times brighter than what we experience on Earth. The researchers' findings were published in the journal Nature.
     
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    Isn't it interesting that we learn more about cosmos from these unmanned spacecraft like the Cassini and the Hubble telescope? I guess that's why they're retiring the shuttle.
     
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    M5 is ready to take control of the ship.

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    M5 is ready to take control of the ship.

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    These damned machines are duplicating my posts. :worried:
     
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    Good thing we built that space station. Who's gonna man it now that we're no longer going to have manned space flights?
     
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    Once again, I applaud yet another of your high quality posts..Captain Dunsel!
     
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    Sperm Fan Network is down...
     
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    I take one sperm fan under protest, but a whole network I won't stand for.

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    Republicans are making damn sure change won't happen. Hope you're happy.
     
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    Yeah I hear we have to hitch flights with the Russians, at $56M a seat.
     
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    Won't fly Bro. Democrats had an uber-majority for 2 years and didn't need a single Republican vote. They could've done anything they wanted and what did they do?

    Gave away the store for absolutely nothing in return :hat:
     
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    Yeah two years to undo an 8 year Republican fuckstory.