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Apr 24 2015
Thunderstorms are a powerful force of nature, but the ones we experience on Earth are dwarfed by the ones on the gas giant planet Saturn. They are huge and can be larger than Earth itself, and now scientists think they know why they tend to appear most prominently every 20-30 years, encircling the entire planet […]The post Just add water: scientists explain Saturn's powerful thunderstorms appeared first on .
Posted by The Meridiani Journal
Apr 11 2015
As the midsummer Sun beats down on the southern mountains of Mars, bringing daytime temperatures soaringĀupĀto a balmy 25ĀC (77ĀF), some of their slopes become darkened with long, rusty stains that mayĀbe the result of water seeping outĀfrom just below the surface. The image above, captured by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance OrbiterĀon […]
Posted by Universe Today