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Saturn’s North-Pole Hurricane Close Up space wallpaper

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This amazing space wallpaper shows a close-up view of Saturn’s north-pole hurricane, as seen by the international Cassini spacecraft. The image reveals the intricate detail of cloud formations in this dynamic feature. The images were captured by Cassini from a distance of about 419,000 km from Saturn on Nov. 27, 2012, and are the first close-up views of this storm. The eye of the hurricane spans about 2000 km and the clouds at the outer edge are travelling at 540 km/h. This image was released April 30, 2013.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

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