Mega Hurricane Observed on Saturn

20 times larger, 4 times faster


Scientists have discovered a hurricane on Saturn that is 20 times larger and four times faster than the average hurricane on Earth.

"We did a double take when we saw this vortex because it looks so much like a hurricane on Earth," said Andrew Ingersoll, a Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "But there it is at Saturn, on a much larger scale."