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?
Re: 2010 Huge Saturn Storm Keeps Surprising Scientists
[Re: Jason H.]
#5494201 - 10/29/12 08:13 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?
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!