Amazing Images Of Saturn’s Giant Hurricane Vortex: 20x Bigger Than Average Earth Hurricane

shockleewebpic_saturnhurricaneNASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole.

In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles [2,000 kilometers] wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of the hurricane are traveling 330 mph [150 meters per second]. The hurricane swirls inside a large, mysterious, six-sided weather pattern known as the hexagon.

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