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Fraser
2006-Mar-31, 04:48 AM
SUMMARY: This Cassini photograph shows half of Saturn shrouded in shadow, with its moon Tethys hanging in the foreground. A gigantic storm that was first sighted in January 2006 continues to rage in Saturn's southern hemisphere. This image was taken on February 18, 2006, when Cassini was 2.8 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from Saturn.

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Ray Smith
2006-Mar-31, 06:09 AM
I wonder if anybody has tried to assemble data on a common thread to planetary storms...like a mass eruption from the sun that causes visible atomospheric storms upon each of the planets as it spreads outward...maybe such a database may find that extra-solar events push into the solar system evoking storms or certain types of responses in existing storms as the particle stream enters our solar system.

antoniseb
2006-Mar-31, 01:43 PM
...maybe such a database may find that extra-solar events push into the solar system...
This is an interesting thought. I think the problem that anyone trying to do this will face is that for the most part, storms start slowly and last a long time, and so start dates will not be helpful in identifying sources or directions to comon extra-solar causes.