Thursday, July 12, 2012
NASA's Cassini orbiter has been taking pictures of Saturn and it's moons, studying seasonal weather patterns on the gas giant and it's satellite, a daunting task since it a single year on Saturn is equivalent to 30 years on earth. Regardless of this fact the Cassini orbiter has been bouncing around the big gas ball and recently swung down to take a look at Titan's south pole. I know, I know, hold the butt jokes for later people. The point is that Cassini has taken some really interesting pictures of a gaseous vortex that is massive in scale, possibly bigger than the whole of the United States. Scientists are unclear about how long this vortex has been forming or why it has appeared, but one thing that is clear is that between this and CERN's recent discovery it is a great time to be a nerd!