Large Storm Vortex on Saturn

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By WXedge Staff on November 29, 2012, 9:35am Last modified: November 30, 2012, 2:16pm

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The Cassini spacecraft from NASA was been monitoring the polar regions of Saturn.

Despite being about 250,000 miles from Saturn's surface, the spacecraft has been able to take images with stunning clarity. The image above was taken on November 27th, 2012. It shows a large rotating storm vortex in the north polar hexagon region of Saturn.

NASA identified these atmospheric phenomena on Saturn several years ago. However, with the recent change of Saturnian seasons, the sun now casts more light over the planet's north pole. The result is the ability to see storms in the planet's atmosphere with breath-taking precision.

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