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NASA's Cassini probe checks out a gigantic super cyclone on Saturn

Super cyclone is happening on Saturn right now, NASA's Cassini probes takes a look
| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Apr 30, 2013 4:32 am

NASA's Cassini probe sure is clocking up some serious frequent flier miles, but as the probe was circling Saturn for nine years, NASA's probe managed to capture some spectacular video of a gigantic storm on Saturn's north pole.

 

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Our cyclones don't last anywhere near as long as this monster, which was spinning for several years, and at speeds that exceeded 300MPH. This cyclone is also locked to Saturn's north pole, and is fueled by small amounts of water vapor versus having an actual ocean to suck it up from. The hurricane's eye measures 1250 miles wide and is surrounded by fluffy white clouds that are the size of Texas.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com, Nasa.gov

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