Cyclone lasting more than 5 years is detected on Saturn

Researchers from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) have been monitoring a cyclone on Saturn for more than five years. This makes it the longest-lasting cyclone detected to date on any of the giant planets of the Solar System. Images…

Cassini’s CIRS reveals Saturn is on a cosmic dimmer switch

Like a cosmic light bulb on a dimmer switch, Saturn emitted gradually less energy each year from 2005 to 2009, according to observations by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
But unlike an ordinary bulb, Saturn’s southern hemisphere consistently emit…

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