Saturn’s Record-Setting Storm

Saturn’s 2010 Great White Spot storm has set a new record for largest temperature change ever recorded for a storm on Saturn. By studying the monstrous disturbance using NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, researchers spotted a massive belch of energy that sent temperatures soaring to an unprecedented 150 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in Saturn’s stratosphere, accompanied by an enormous release of ethylene gas.

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


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