The stunning Saturn's North Polar Vortex

The unique Saturn’s North polar vortex, among the most interesting images from Cassini spacecraft recent flyby, is still there.

ruising around Saturn, its moons and the magnificent rings.

Some have asked about the hexagon on ‘s north pole; it’s still there, the blue vortex is in the center of it.



Blue storm inside Saturn's hexagon

Another blue storm inside Saturn’s hexagon, this one about 1,100 miles across, imaged by Cassini on March 28.  Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Jason Major

North Polar Vortex in infrared

This image was taken by the robotic Cassini spacecraft in 2014 in several infrared colors — but only processed recently.  Credit NASA, JPL-Caltech, SSI; Processing: Maksim Kakitsev