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Saturn Storm Surprises



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In the aftermath of a massive storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft observed record-setting disturbances in the planet's upper atmosphere, including an unprecedented spike in temperature and a huge increase in the amount of ethylene gas, the origin of which is a mystery.

Saturn Storm Surprises
October 25, 2012
 

In the aftermath of a massive storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft observed record-setting disturbances in the planet's upper atmosphere, including an unprecedented spike in temperature and a huge increase in the amount of ethylene gas, the origin of which is a mystery.

Credit: NASA/GSFC




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