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Saturn Storm Clouds Captured By Cassini

Saturn Storm Clouds Captured By Cassini

November 29, 2012 - NASA's Cassini orbiter has been sending back incredible images of Saturn and its moons to earth, since 2004. The latest Saturn photos from the spacecraft reveal a dizzying glimpse into a monster storm raging on the ringed planet's north pole.

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has captured dramatic images of rolling storm clouds on Saturn.

The pictures were obtained while the spacecraft was "travelling the Saturnian system in a set of inclined, or tilted, orbits that give mission scientists a vertigo-inducing view of Saturn's polar regions," Nasa said.

The results show storm clouds and a swirling vortex at the centre of Saturn's north polar hexagon.

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