Hubble Telescope Captured Dark Spot On Neptune Is Getting Larger

Most of the time our eyes are glued onto the gigantic Jupiter which has its face regularly shifting in all directions; however, it is not the only planet existent in our Solar System with such unique characteristics. Neptune is the planet that is presently the apple of the eyes of the astronomers. It has a huge frozen cloud of methane and many other cold gasses that are stretched out into the deep space which is unexpectedly active and the Hubble Space Telescope recently just found it doing something never observed before. The astronomers have been studying the unusual dark spot that appears on the Neptune’s surface. The outsized discolorations in the atmosphere can be associated with the increasing pressure areas and they have been to come and go for over many years, but it has still been able to hide from the astronomers’ site.

The Neptune’s dark spot has been named ‘Great Dark Spots’ and is found to be growing. At present, the astronomers are investigating the cloud patterns that have been taking shapes for years before the dark spot’s creation. It is thus proved that the dark spots source from deep inside the planet’s air instead of the surface where it is usually observed. The astronomers are lately making new developments in the Neptune’s atmosphere.

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe had observed it in the early 1989 and by the time the Hubble was launched 10 Years later the first discovered dark spot had vanished by that time. This sudden disappearance had left the astronomers in complete confusing without any evidence. Looking at such strange events appearing on Neptune on a regular basis, the scientists are focused on studying the dark spots that come and go constantly. The scientists have a better idea about the large vortexes formed and taking shapes and believe to yield more information in the near future.

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