http://astronomyaggregator.com/exploration/cassini/cassini-spies-massive-storm-on-saturn-possibly-caused-by-photochemical-weather-patterns/

This article is a good example of how scientists can learn a lot about a planet and its properties by analyzing thermal emissions and looking at absorption lines, then reasoning upon that data to come up with hypotheses which eventually provides theories. The Cassini probe is a tiny piece of metal orbiting the vast Saturn, yet the probe has taught us so much about the nature of the entire planet.

The storm reminds me of Jupiter’s red spot and looks even nicer than it in the artist’s illustration, which was likely made by the same methods that our class did in lab. 

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