Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturn's Polar Storm

Video of Saturn's immense polar storm, 8000 kilometres in diameter. The ring clouds surrounding the eye are 20 to 45 kilometres high. Winds blow at 550 kilometres per hour. Cyclones on Earth are formed by warm gas underlying a cold layer. The source of heat is below the surface and concentrated at the South Pole. The jet of a singularity would produce an effect very much like this. The Black Hole's rotation axis coincides with that of Saturn, which is also why Saturn's magnetic poles are lined up with the planet's rotation axis.

2 Comments:

Blogger mark said...

Louise--pardon my ignorance--which Black Hole? at the center of the galaxy?

2:30 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Welcome, Mark. The galaxy is far from the only thing with a Black Hole in its centre. I've been studying the hypothesis that our solar system's formation was triggered by primordial singularities in the protostellar nebula. Some singularities could still be around, like in Saturn's centre. That would explain a great many things.

5:11 PM  

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