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Unbelievable Giant Storm On Saturn Captured By Nasa

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However it looks like a giant rose, surrounded by green foliage but this is the incredible view of Storm on Saturn captured by Nasa. This has been brewing for years.

When Scientists took pictures and video by high-resolution , they say the hurricane's eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 km) wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on earth.

The picture is provided by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft, the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.

The hurricane swirls inside a large,mysterious,six-sided weather pattern known as the hexagon.

"We were quite shocked when we detected the temperature change. Nothing like that was ever observed before," said University of Maryland research scientist Brigette Hesman, part of the Cassini team. "It was not at all what we expected."

Scientists will be studying the hurricane to know insights of hurricanes on Earth, which feed off warm ocean water.

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Scientists believe the massive storm has been churning for years.

When Cassini arrived in the Saturn system in 2004, Saturn's north pole was dark because the planet was in the middle of its north polar winter.

Observing the planet from different vantage points reveals more about the cloud layers that cover the entirety of the planet.'

Cassini changes its orbital inclination for such an observing campaign only once every few years.

Because the spacecraft uses flybys of Saturn's moon Titan to change the angle of its orbit, the inclined trajectories require attentive oversight from navigators.

The path requires careful planning years in advance and sticking very precisely to the planned itinerary to ensure enough propellant is available for the spacecraft to reach future planned orbits and encounters.
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