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A tempestade hexagonal de Saturno, conhecida como ‘o hexágono’. O olho do furacão central tem é 50 vezes maior que um furacão médio na Terra. A mancha branca maior tem 3.500 km de diâmetro.
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Saturn’s hexagonal storm known as 'the hexagon’. The eye of the hurricane at the center is 50 times larger than an average hurricane at Earth. The whitish spot is 2.200 miles wide.
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Credit: Nasa/Cassini
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the Cassini spacecraft’s narrow-angle camera recorded this stunning image of the vortex at the ringed planet’s north pole. The false color, near-infrared image results in red hues for low clouds and green for high ones, causing the north-polar hurricane to take on the appearance of a rose. Enormous by terrestrial hurricane standards, this storm’s eye is about 2,000 kilometers wide, with clouds at the outer edge traveling at over 500 kilometers per hour. The north pole Saturn hurricane swirls inside the large, six-sided weather pattern known as the hexagon. Of course, in 2006 Cassini also imaged the hurricane at Saturn’s south pole.

 Acquiring its first sunlit views of far northern Saturn late last year, the Cassini spacecraft’s narrow-angle camera recorded this stunning image of the vortex at the ringed planet’s north pole. The false color, near-infrared image results in red hues for low clouds and green for high ones, causing the north-polar hurricane to take on the appearance of a rose. Enormous by terrestrial hurricane standards, this storm’s eye is about 2,000 kilometers wide, with clouds at the outer edge traveling at over 500 kilometers per hour. The north pole Saturn hurricane swirls inside the large, six-sided weather pattern known as the hexagon. 

Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA