Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Storms on Saturn

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The longest storm on Saturn was in fact discovered by an amateur astronomer in Australia. At all times the amateurs have contributed substantially to a better understanding and discoveries within astronomy. This example from down under, is a good example of just how important their contributions are. And how much fun it must be for amateurs when they actually influence huge science programs, like Cassini-Huygens here.

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