The Weekend Image: Saturn’s “Great White Spot” –A Raging Storm as Wide as Earth

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This is a false-color image of a giant, raging storm on Saturn, released by NASA. The hyperstorm, the Great White Spot, is nearly as wide as Earth — about 6,200 miles (10,000 kilometers). It has a tail of white clouds that encircles all of Saturn.

These false-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle a day in the life of a huge storm that developed from a small spot that appeared 12 weeks earlier in Saturn's northern mid-latitudes.

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CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

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