Extreme Space Weather

June 24, 2013 5:39 PM

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Massive storms swirl around Saturn, creating extreme weather that makes the planet hostile to life. Now, though, scientists have found the reason behind these gigantic storms. The findings could reveal further insight into weather on other planets, which is crucial to understand for future space missions.

About once every Saturnian year, the equivalent of 30 Earth years, an enormous storm is created on the ringed planet. This affects the atmosphere on a global scale, creating a situation where storms can sometimes wrap around the entire planet. Known as Great White Spots, these massive storms were fi...

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