NASA’s Cassini space telescope has captured raw images of a humongous cyclone swirling above Saturn’s north pole,according to Discovery News. This cyclone was spotted by Cassini on November 27, 2012. Cassini’s camera was aimed at Saturn at about 248,578 miles away and the images was snapped using the P0 and CB2 filters.
Discovery News notes that Saturn has some of the highest wind speeds in the solar system (more than 1,100 miles an hour). The news source says that constantly shifting winds lead to cyclones at the planet’s higher latitudes.
Source: The Space Reporter. Read full article. (link)