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Another White Spot on Saturn

Nature volume 68, page 247 (16 July 1903) | Download Citation

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ON July 9, at 14h. 4m., I observed another large white spot in the northern hemisphere of Saturn, and on the central meridian of the planet. The spot was quite bright in contrast with the dark belt adjoining it, and a tolerably easy object. I saw the spot again on July 12, when it shone with a bright pearl-like aspect, and was estimated on the central meridian at 12h. 50m. The marking is much distended in longitude, and this makes it rather difficult to note its central passages accurately, but the motion of the object seems decidedly swifter than the rate usually adopted for the rotation period of Saturn.

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    • W. F. DENNING

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