Instruments onboard have captured spectacular images of a gigantic storm front moving around Saturn.
Interestingly, scientists believe that the storm vortex, roughly of hexagonal form, may have been raging for hundreds of years.
The images clearly show the strange weather anomaly, which features hurricanes of unimaginable force swirling both clockwise and counterclockwise. An ‘Earth hurricane’ lasts for about a week. Up in the farthest reaches of the Sola System, it may lasts years, or decades.
Cassini’s journey is expected to end on September 15 this year. On that date, the probe will plunge and burn up in Saturn’s atmosphere, after spending 20 years in space.