The Cassini spacecraft has captured some fantastic imagery of a hurricane at the north pole of Saturn.
Such a hurricane would defy categorization on Earth. Its eye, alone, is 1,250 miles wide. Hurricane Sandy, the largest hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, was about 1,000 miles across its entirety.
And the Saturnian monster (wait, has The Weather Channel named it yet?) has winds of 330 mph at its edge. That would be something like a Category-bazillion on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
Although this is the first time the Cassini spacecraft has imaged the north pole (in visible light), scientists believe this storm has been spinning for years.
More at http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2013/04...rly-on-saturn/ .