Europe-sized cyclone batters Saturn for five years

Madrid (AFP) Dec 15, 2010 A whirlwind the size of Europe lashed Saturn for five years, becoming the longest-lasting cyclone ever seen on the Solar System’s great planets, scientists reported Wednesday. The cyclone, with a vortex 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) wide, is being tracked by Spanish scientists with images from the pioneering US spacecraft Cassini. “Our observations make this cyclone the longest-lasting


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