Stunning NASA image shows massive hurricane on Saturn


posted Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:36 PM EDT

NASA continues to share stunning images captured with its Cassini space probe, which has been in orbit around Saturn for the last nine years. The latest mind-blowing shot from Cassini is of a massive, color-enhanced hurricane that has been swirling around the North Pole of Saturn for several years.

The Saturn hurricane is approximately 20 times larger than super storm Sandy that hit the East Coast last October. The hurricane on Saturn is churning up 330 mph winds with a central eye that's 1,250 miles across.

Along with the Saturn images below, check out a video interview with Andy Ingersoll of the Cassini imaging team discussing the Saturn mission and some of the latest pictures to come back from the space probe.

(Via The Wall Street Journal and Wired)

This NASA image is a false-color shot of a hurricane that has been swirling at Saturn's North Pole for several years. The red clouds are lower in the atmosphere while the green clouds are higher. (Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI)


This is a natural color image from Cassini of Saturn's North Pole. (Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI)