Saturn’s Dragon Storm

Scientists have been studying a feature they call the “Dragon Storm” on Saturn since it was first detected last year. This long-term storm appears to feed on an upwelling of energy. Cassini has detected radio bursts from the storm that seem to activate when the storm is on the planet’s night side and stop when it is on the planet’s day side. This image of Saturn is in false color to observe the presence of methane (red depicts high concentrations of methane and blue depicts no methane.)

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.