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2010 Huge Saturn Storm Keeps Surprising Scientists

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#1 Jason H.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

Huge Saturn Storm Keeps Surprising Scientists

http://news.yahoo.co...-surprising-...

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#2 Jason H.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

For a little better clarity (than the above animation), here's a single frame from that run at 75% of original and cropped. Fascinating that they're publishing new science based on that storm that raises even more questions; Saturn still comes up with fun mysterious facets (I'm still amazed by the poles!) Can't wait 'til the next biggie storm, 30 years per the article? :)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:13 AM

It is pretty cool stuff. I should look this up before posting but I would swear that the next big storm wasn't actually due until 2019 or so. That raises the question of: was this the 30 year cycle storm and it came early for some reason? Or was this a one-off oddity and the usual 30 year storm is still forthcoming?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:57 AM

As a lifetime visual observer, I was stunned to finally get to see a Saturn storm and to have it be the Serpent Storm of the ages was bonus! So easy in a 6" scope...great observations. Another to come in 2019 woud be great!

#5 Jason H.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Another article on S&T

Saturn’s Frankenstorm: The Aftermath

http://www.skyandtel...log/newsblog...


Regards, Jason W. Higley


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