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Hubble spies strange spokes on Saturn’s rings after 14-year hiatus (video)



The Hubble Space Telescope captured mysterious features on Saturn’s rings, signaling the start of the planet’s “spoke season.”

Like Earth, Saturn is tilted on its axis and has four seasons. However, since Saturn is farther out in the solar system and has a much larger orbit around the sun, each season lasts approximately seven Earth years, according to a statement(opens in new tab) from NASA.

When the planet’s rings tilt edge-on toward the sun, the planet is undergoing an equinox, creating the mysterious lines known as spokes, which can be observed on its rings. These spokes will become even more prominent as the planet’s northern hemisphere approaches its fall equinox on May 6, 2025.






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