NASA's Juno spacecraft captures Saturn's spot

Published by Andrew Ollick on August 04 at 09:06 AM

NASA / Gerald Eichstädt
At a mere distance of 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers), NASA's Juno spacecraft snapped this amazing image of Jupiter's famous storm. Swirling at speeds in excess of 150 miles an hour (241.4 kph) the spot is a juggernaut running amuck in the atmosphere of Saturn. It's circumference is so large that two earths would fit within its width. First observed in 1830, this storm has been raging for centuries and shows no signs of abating anytime soon.

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