The most powerful hurricane on Saturn

The most powerful hurricane on Saturn

The most powerful hurricane in the history of the solar system raged on Saturn. Impressive images of this cosmic phenomena could make the spacecraft Cassini-Huygens mission. This hurricane, a diameter of about 300 km, covering the north pole of Saturn is equal to half of the area of ​​Australia.

Scientists say that it started a few years ago. The main difference between a hurricane on Saturn from Earth - the huge size and very high speed. Diameter - about 2000 km. Saturn's wind speeds in the "eye" exceeding 500 km per hour.

Spring at the north pole of Saturn, April 29, 2013. (Photo by NASA | JPL-Caltech | SSI):

The most powerful hurricane on Saturn

But there are also similarities with the earth element, for example, in this hurricane on Saturn also has a vortex center where serene and quiet, April 29, 2013. (Photo by NASA | JPL-Caltech | SSI):

The most powerful hurricane on Saturn

In general Saturn strong winds, apparatuses registered air flow rate of 500 m / s.

And here is the aurora over the north pole of Saturn. Radiance colored blue, and the clouds lying at the bottom - in red:

The most powerful hurricane on Saturn

Saturn - one of the five planets of the solar system, easily visible with the naked eye from Earth. "Lord of the Rings":

The most powerful hurricane on Saturn

Video hurricane on Saturn and the place where he is:

The most powerful hurricane on Saturn resembles a huge rose surrounded by green leaves. However, it pseudocolor image, April 29, 2013. (Photo by NASA | JPL-Caltech | SSI):

The most powerful hurricane on Saturn