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‘Dark Vortex’ Spotted on Neptune

Astronomers have spotted a “dark vortex” swirling in Neptune’s atmosphere. Using high resolution images captured in May by the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers say the vortex is about the size of the continental United States. The vortex is a high pressure system and is accompanied by bright clouds. In 2015, astronomers spotted clouds and later a dark spot nearby. The May 2016 images confirmed the presence of the vortex. "Dark vortices coast through the atmosphere like huge,...

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