A video released by NASA in April showed a massive, pole-locked hurricane system swirling over Saturn’s North Pole.
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The Cassini spacecraft first noticed the ongoing ‘storm’ just after arriving at the planet in 2004. A new visible-light view of the north pole had to wait until after August 2009, as sunlight had to return to the planet’s north hemisphere after it’s lengthy winter.
The false-color images from Cassini showed a monster of a storm, 20 times larger than the average hurricane we see on Earth. The storm winds on Saturn reach 300 mph, and the eye alone is a staggering 1,250 miles across.
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