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Huge cyclone churns at Saturn’s north pole

The closest look yet at the ringed planet’s poles offers detailed views of massive storms, with strange differences between north and south.

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5:02pm, October 14, 2008

Hurricanes Ike and Katrina can’t hold a candle to the giant storm centers on Saturn. Planetary scientists have gotten their closest look yet at polar hurricanes on the ringed planet, and find that the storms are big enough to engulf Earth.

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