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    Naturevolume 100page433 (1918) | Download Citation



    THE PLANET SATURN.—This beautiful telescopic object will be in opposition to the sun on January 31, and will be very favourably placed for telescopic scrutiny during the ensuing few months. There is evidence to show that much the same phenomena occur on Saturn as on Jupiter, and that occasionally disturbances on a considerable scale occur in the atmosphere of the former object. Yet it has not been very successfully observed when we compare the results with those obtained with regard to Mars and Jupiter. The far greater distance of Saturn and the less conspicuous character of the markings are no doubt in part responsible for this, but sometimes, as in 1903, the spots and irregularities in the belts are very plain and numerous.

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