NASA Gets Close-up Views of Hurricane on Saturn

NASA Gets Close-up Views of Hurricane on Saturn -- Using high-res photos and videos, scientists were able to have a glimpse of a gigantic hurricane hovering planet Saturn; It is a whooping 2,000 kilometers wide thing and is 20x larger than an average hurricane that we can see on Earth.
Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Andrew Ingersoll 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 vapour in Saturn’s hydrogen atmosphere 
Scientists will be using this piece of observation to better understand hurricanes occurring on Earth.

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