The Best of 2013 // #88: The Storms On Saturn

The 'hurricanes' on Saturn put Earth's storms to shame.

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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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