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    Giant Hurricane On Saturn

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    There is a giant hurricane on Saturn.

    A NASA satellite has documented a hurricane on Saturn, near the north pole of the planet.

    According to images from the Cassini satellite, the eye of the hurricane is 1250 miles wide, which is 20 times bigger than average hurricanes on Earth, and four times faster.

    It’s different from hurricanes on Earth in other ways too.

    The storm doesn’t have an ocean of water under it, and it is not moving with the rotation of the planet, because it’s already at the north pole.

    A Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena said: "We did a double take when we saw this vortex because it looks so much like a hurricane on Earth. But there it is at Saturn, on a much larger scale, and it is somehow getting by on the small amounts of water vapor in Saturn's hydrogen atmosphere."

    By studying the hurricane on Saturn, scientists might be able to learn more about storms here on Earth.