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Giant vortex at Saturn’s north pole finally revealed

The Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists with the first close-up views of a massive hurricane-like vortex swirling around Saturn’s north pole. The vortex – about 20 times larger than the average hurricane on Earth – spins inside a large, mysterious, six-sided weather pattern which astronomers call “the hexagon.” “We did a double take when we […]

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Cassini Spots Pseudo-Hurricane On Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft has seen something never before seen on another planet – a hurricane-like storm with a well-developed eye ringed by towering clouds at Saturn’s south pole. The pseudo-hurricane, about 5,000 miles across, spans a dark area inside a thick, brighter ring of clouds. The storm is locked to the pole and does not […]

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Saturn’s Rings Giving Up Some Of Their Secrets

As Cassini beams back a sequence of new images, NASA imaging team members are receiving yet more clues about the formation and structure of Saturn’s G and E rings. The team has confirmed that a bright arc located on the inside edge of the G ring seems to be an established feature, which may be […]

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