Hubble space Telescope captures birth of giant storm

Hubble space Telescope captures birth of giant storm

Question: Name the planet on which Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured birth of a giant storm?
(a) Neptune
(b) Venus
(c) Mars
(d) Jupiter
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • In a first, the Hubble Space Telescope has beamed back images documenting the birth of a giant storm on Neptune, a finding that may reveal insights on the inner workings of the poorly-understood ice giant planets according to NASA.
  • Like Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, Neptune’s Great Dark Spots are storms that form from areas of high atmospheric pressure. In contrast, storms on Earth form around areas of low pressure.
  • Scientists have seen a total of 6 dark spots on Neptune over the years. Voyager-2 identified 2 storms way back in 1989. Since in 1990, Hubble launched, has viewed 4 more of these storms.
  • The Hubble images also helped the researchers pinpoint how often Neptune gets dark spots and how long they last.

Abhinav Mishra

Link:
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/hubble-space-telescope-captures-birth-of-giant-storm-on-neptune/article26641562.ece

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