Atmospheric Storms

  • Exhibition Text

    • Great atmospheric storms occur on all the gas giants. The rapid rotation of these planets stretches weather systems into zones that encircle them. High winds blow in opposite directions at the edges of the zones and feed energy into enormous rotating storms. Though they resemble Earth’s hurricanes, these storms are far more powerful and up to a hundred times larger.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Astronomy, Planets--Atmospheres, Storms

      Audience: General