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Neptune’s shrinking storm watched by Hubble

 

Hubble is taking amazing pictures of the outer planets, images that can only be beaten with close range spacecraft (See below). These images are showing that over the years since Voyages flyby the Great Dark Spot that it photographed is almost gone.

The reason for this shrinking isn’t clear but it gives us a clue to how the outer planets behave and how the sun and their own makeup can affect these great storms.

 

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Neptune from Voyager 2 – NASA / JPL

 

 

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NASA Completes Study of Future ‘Ice Giant’ Mission Concepts

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So far, Uranus & Neptune have only been visited briefly by one spacecraft. That could change with a future mission to these ice giants:

NASA Completes Study of Future ‘Ice Giant’ Mission Concepts | NASA

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