Hubble provides knockout check out of Saturn in the summertime

Katie Ramirez
July 27, 2020

NASA's Hubble House Telescope captured a new, exceptionally crisp image of the ringed gasoline giant in early July, and the place company posted the impression of the earth on Thursday.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of Saturn on July 4, 2020.

In fact, the recent Hubble snapshot revealed a number of small atmospheric storms - temporary features which are seen to come and go each time the telescope is annually trained on Saturn.

The red haze may be due to the increased sunlight, which might result in the burning off of ice from aerosols in the atmosphere, which add a blue tint during the winter.

It's wonderful that even after a few years we are seeing seasonal changes on Saturn.

Sharp photographs of the gas giant let planetary researchers to notice the planet's transforming environment.

Think your friends would be interested? Another possibility is that the increased sunlight in the summer months could be changing the amounts of haze produced.

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In this case, the mission, dubbed OPAL or Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy is tracking shifting weather patterns in the planet's atmosphere.

The sharp Hubble imaging resolves the precisely etched concentric ring structure. Conventional wisdom is that they are as old as the planet, over four billion years.

To this day, how and when Saturn's rings took shape remains one of the biggest mysteries. However, other competing theories state that they may have formed during the age of our dinosaurs. Many astronomers agree that there is no satisfactory theory to explain how the rings may have formed over the past several hundred million years.

'NASA's Cassini spacecraft measurements of tiny grains raining into Saturn's atmosphere suggest the rings can only last for 300 million more years, ' said astronomer Michael Wong of the University of California, Berkeley.

The Hubble Space Telescope is an worldwide collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency. Mimas is to the planet's right and Enceladus appears below it. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland operates the telescope.

The Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, via the space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

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