NASA space probe captures spectacular photo of cyclone over Saturn’s north pole


posted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:33 PM EST


Here's another spectacular photo from NASA's Cassini space probe, this time of a violent storm swirling over Saturn's north pole.

The image was shot by Cassini yesterday and then slightly enhanced by Universe Today to remove "hot pixels" that occur in long exposures from the spacecraft.

The storm is an approximately 2,500-mile-wide cyclone above Saturn's north polar vortex. See a larger version of the image here and prepare to go "Wow!"


Universe Today also has a stunning color composite image of the same storm taken from a slightly different perspective.

Earlier this month we shared another incredible photo of Saturn captured by the Cassini spacecraft. See it here.

Keep shooting Cassini!