Cassini snaps an amazing image of Saturn’s north pole vortex.

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Cassini snaps an amazing image of Saturn’s north pole vortex.


One comment

  • Thomas

    Nice picture. I’ve always liked the hexagon shaped structure the ‘hurricane’ is embedded in. Speaking of Saturn, here is an amazing visible light picture of a close up of the edge of one of Saturns rings, showing these bizarre vertical structures casting shadows onto the ring. While the ring itself is only about 30 feet thick, these formations rise up as much as 1.6 MILES. Scientists think they may be caused by larger bodies orbiting within the ring, and causing the material around them to ‘splash’ upward.

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