New Hubble Telescope image of Saturn reveals mysterious features

A remarkable new image of Saturn was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA said in a release last week that the images mark the start of the planet’s “spoke season” surrounding its equinox. The spoke season is when enigmatic features are visible across the planet’s rings, though the cause of the spokes has yet to be fully explained. 

Because Saturn is tilted on its axis, it has four seasons, like Earth. However, due to Saturn’s much larger orbit, each season lasts for around seven Earth years. The equinox occurs when the rings are titled edge-on to the sun. The

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