Big Storm On The Planet Saturn
November 11, 2006 25 Comments
The Hubble telescope has captured a new image of Saturn and from the photo, scientists have discovered a rare storm that is situated near the equator of the planet. An upward motion of warm air has generated the storm and the diameter of the storm is an unbelievable 7,900 miles. The image shows that the stormâ€™s motion and size have changed little since its discovery back in 1994. This storm comes and goes in cycles. The life cycle is 57 earth years, 2 Saturnian years. The scientists have not come up with an explanation on why these storms occur. The winds inside the storm are clocked at 1,000 miles per hour. The strong winds near the latitude of the storm blow over the northern part of the storm creating a second storm that generates the faint white clouds to the right of the storm center.