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Maelstrom’s Edge!

Cassini has given us this new close-up of the outer edge of the bizarre and beautiful hexagon-shaped jet stream system at Saturn’s north pole, along with many smaller storms. Maybe ‘small’ isn’t quite the right the word. For a sense

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Dancing With Saturn

As I type this, the robotic spacecraft Cassini is traveling at 2.4 kilometers per second (about 5,300 MPH) relative to the planet Saturn. On April 9th, when Cassini makes its closest approach to the planet during this current orbit, the

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Through a Glass, Darkly

When sent from deep space, even imperfect images inform and amaze.

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Parade of Storms

Several frames showing the north polar region of Saturn, where a series of vortexes are circling the famous hexagonal cloud pattern. Images captured by Cassini June 26, 2013.

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The Storm!

The motion of Saturn’s north polar vortex–as seen just last Friday by the robotic spacecraft Cassini. The eye is about 50 times larger than an Earthly hurricane’s, and the clouds at the outer edge are traveling at more than 150

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