Hubble Watches Neptune’s Dark Storm Die

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Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

For the first time, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured time-lapse images of a large, dark storm on Neptune shrinking out of existence. A recent Hubble program called Outer Planets Atmosphere Legacy, or OPAL, provides yearly global maps of our gas giant planets, allowing planetary scientists to view changes in formations such as Neptune’s dark storms.


Tags
Hubble Telescope, Neptune, Planetary Atmospheres/Weather, Solar System

Credits

Video: NASA's Science Visualization Studio and K. Jackson (USRA/GSFC)
Music: “Struggling in the City” by Emre Ramazanoglu [PRS], Jamie Michael Bradley Reddington [PRS], and Patrick Green [PRS]; Atmosphere Music Ltd [PRS]; BLOCK; Killer Tracks Production Music

Publication: February 15, 2018


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