Dark and Stormy
For the first time since 1994, Hubble has spotted a dark vortex in Neptune's southern hemisphere. It's hiding under clouds in full-color images (left), so the vortex is most visible at blue light wavelengths (right).
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See Neptune Sprout a New Dark Spot
Also this week, Hubble captures a vibrant star nursery, and Saturn's rings glimmer in the sun.
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This week, Hubble spots a dark vortex on Neptune for the first time in decades, satellites track fires and globetrotting dust, and young stars blow away their planet-forming disks with powerful radiation.