Colossal Hurricane-Like Storm Found on Saturn
By Will Dunham, Reuters
WASHINGTON (Nov. 10) – A colossal, swirling storm with a well-developed eye is churning at Saturn’s south pole, the first time a truly hurricane-like storm has been detected on a planet other than Earth, NASA images showed on Thursday.
The storm on the giant, ringed planet is about 5,000 miles wide, measuring roughly two thirds the diameter of Earth, with winds howling clockwise at 350 mph.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, which swirls counterclockwise, is far bigger, but is less like a hurricane because it lacks the typical eye and eye wall.
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And I bet Harry Reid will find a way to blame Bush for this one, too.
No, Irishspy, this would only happen if Bush declared the storm a threat to national security and spent billions of dollars sending spacecraft in a futile attempt to subdue the killer storm.
I saw this article on Space.com. It also has a pretty stunning picture of the “eye” of this storm.
Susan, are you into astronomy too?