Universe  Planets and Moons  ID: 12862

Hubble Watches Neptune's Dark Storm Die

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.

Read the full story on NASA.gov.
View the full image release at HubbleSite.org.
Find the science paper here.

Additional resources:
Neptune imagery - JPL Photojournal
Voyager b-roll - NASA Image and Video Library
OPAL information and data - OPAL website
Voyager information - voyager.jpl.nasa.gov

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Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Katrina Jackson (USRA)

John Caldwell (AIMM)
Rob Andreoli (AIMM)

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SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Pressure >> Anticyclones/Cyclones
SVS >> Storm
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Planetary Science
SVS >> Neptune
NASA Science >> Universe
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version