Super Storm Offers Peek into Saturn's Atmosphere

The U.S. space agency NASA says a super storm on Saturn offered a rare glimpse into the planet’s thick inner atmosphere, revealing “the first detection at Saturn of water ice.”

According to a new paper, the water ice was churned up from deep inside the planet’s atmosphere by a huge storm that was first spotted in 2010. Evidence of water ice was detected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft using near-infrared measurements.

“The new finding from Cassini shows that Saturn can dredge up …

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