October302012
Huge Saturn Storm Keeps Surprising Scientists
CREDIT: Carolyn Porco and CICLOPS; NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
An image of Saturn taken in December 2010 by the Cassini spacecraft shows a storm with a latitudinal and longitudinal extent of 10,000 km and 17,000 km, respectively. The latitudinal extent of the storm’s head is approximately the distance from London to Cape Town. A “tail” emerging from its southern edge extends further eastward.

Huge Saturn Storm Keeps Surprising Scientists

CREDIT: Carolyn Porco and CICLOPS; NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

An image of Saturn taken in December 2010 by the Cassini spacecraft shows a storm with a latitudinal and longitudinal extent of 10,000 km and 17,000 km, respectively. The latitudinal extent of the storm’s head is approximately the distance from London to Cape Town. A “tail” emerging from its southern edge extends further eastward.