#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, December 6th, 2013 14:38
#2 By: Stefan Jones, December 6th, 2013 14:51
Mmm. Yes. A "storm."
Go right on thinking that.
Hopefully Cassinni will not see the shadows cast on the clouds as the Great Ones emerge, saving us from the weeks of horrified speculation before they arrive here.
#3 By: Stefan Jones, December 6th, 2013 15:13
(But seriously, thanks for the plentiful and great science stories. For a while there it looked like BB was slipping into 24/7 Buying Guide-itis.)
#4 By: Boundegar, December 6th, 2013 15:23
The storm itself isn't news, but this glorious animated photo is. Pretty!
#5 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 6th, 2013 15:24
It forms into a hexagon from being deflected off of all of those pyramids.
#6 By: Eric Wolf, December 6th, 2013 19:46
It's clearly the work of the Markovians. Seriously, though, its really interesting to see the fluid dynamics behave at that scale. Given Saturn's fast rotation, I wonder if the storm velocities are being forced into some sort of harmonic. I wonder if someone could find a way to make music from that storm system.
#7 By: technogeek, December 7th, 2013 09:04
Exactly. There was an article which discussed this not very long ago; it may in fact have been previously referenced from BB.
#8 By: Jhertzli, December 7th, 2013 21:12
Saturn is characterized by light construction (as the least dense planet) and attractive design (the rings) and it's held together by a hex nut. I say it's from Ikea.
#9 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, December 11th, 2013 14:33
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