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.)

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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