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Massive Serpent Storm Rages Across Saturn’s Northern Hemisphere

Taken by astronomers in Buena Vista, Georgia, the above photo of Saturn shows a massive storm engulfing the northern hemisphere, dubbed the Serpent Storm due to it snaking its way around 100 degrees of longitude across the planet. The storm isn’t static, and at times it has stretched over two-thirds of Saturn’s northern hemisphere, which is about 100,000 miles. The storm was first noticed by amateur astronomers in December 2010, and currently continues to circle the gas giant.

(NASA via io9)

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