NASA’s Cassini probe is currently orbiting Saturn and taking close-up pictures. You can clearly see Saturn’s rings and stripes. About a year ago, on December 5th 2010, a tiny storm was noticed. By January, it had encircled the entire planet. More like a volcano of gases in Saturn’s thick atmosphere than a hurricane, it remained active for most of the year. No storm of this type or intensity has ever been noticed before.
Read more about the storm here.
And check out more information, news, and images from the Cassini mission at NASA.