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Monster storm on Saturn
Juramike
post Jul 17 2008, 12:13 PM
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Beautiful work, Gordan!


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post Jul 17 2008, 08:51 PM
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That is the scariest picture I've seen from anywhere in the solar system (besides Earth).
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post Jul 19 2008, 08:08 PM
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Yes UGORDAN... thanks indeed...

Driving home from work these past few days, I see all these wonderful afternoon cumulus clouds gracing the Ohio sky.
My mind wanders to Saturn skies..... the perpetual puffs of cumuli, roiling from the internal furnace below... what a joy it would be to fly a plane through those, and then find oneself over that great, yawning abyss of the southern vortex...

Can hardly wait for the northern hexagon to peek into sunlight after, what ... more that 7 years of polar night.

My goodness... what beauty abounds out there... I never get complacent. Each place we explore, all filled with wonders galore.

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post Jul 19 2008, 09:13 PM
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I think you should submit it to APOD.
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post Jul 19 2008, 09:17 PM
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I've never submitted stuff to APOD. They just find the version of the creation that isn't quite finished, post it, write a caption for it that doesn't give the right acknowledgements, and isn't entirely accurate and don't tell you. Then, the first you hear about it is someone emailing you to tell you that the caption is wrong for that image you sent to APOD.

That's what's happened to me.

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post Jul 19 2008, 10:18 PM
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That's a beauty indeed, Gordan! smile.gif

Trying to remember the scale here in NASA "big-as" terms so I can wow my co-workers with this on Monday. IIRC, the entire vortex is about the same size as the diameter of the Earth? If so, those subsidiary hurricane-like storms are pretty honkin' big as well...


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post Jul 20 2008, 06:03 PM
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I know the south vortex is supposed to be smooth (circular or elliptical), but I cannot help to notice it in the ugordan's image that the vortex is in fact polygonal (24-gon maybe?).
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post Oct 14 2008, 05:31 PM
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Impressive new pictures of south storm with new details.
http://ciclops.org/view_event/91
I tried to improve the edge-on noisy picture without impact too much on details:
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