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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More Amazing Images From The International Space Station

See more amazing images taken by the crew of expeditions 
28, 29, 30 & 31 onboard the International Space Station [ISS]. This time-lapse video was created using a mind blowing 61,449 stills…watch this and zone out!

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What Does It Feel Like To Fly Over Planet Earth?

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica.

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