Question: Name the planet on which Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured birth of a giant storm?
- 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.