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Unformatted text preview: r, haze in the upper atmosphere mutes the colors NASA/JPL Image of Saturn’s Serpent Storm taken by the Cassini spacecraft in February 2011 10 This huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere encircled the planet in 2011. This picture, captured on Feb. 25, 2011, was taken about 12 weeks after the storm began, and the clouds by this time had formed a tail that wrapped around the planet. This storm is the largest, most intense storm observed on Saturn by NASA's Voyager or Cassini spacecraft. Uranus Uranus presented a nearly featureless disk to Voyager 2 in 1986 11 Like Jupiter & Saturn, Uranus has a thick cloud deck But at Voyager 2‘s 1986 visit, Uranus was featureless Didn’t show the prominent bands and storms seen on the other jovian planets 12 Uranus has an 84-year orbital period and a spin-axis tilt of 98 degrees, so that its poles alternate between 42 years of sunlight and 42 years of darkness (Figure 1) Seasonal Change on Uranus As Uranus’ seasons have progressed from (southern) summer to fall, weather activity has increased 13 Uranus app...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2013 for the course ASTR 100 taught by Professor Dunne during the Fall '12 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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