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July 2015 Volume 8 No 7

Strong vortices have been observed at Saturn's poles. Simulations suggest that tropospheric polar flows on giant planets are driven by moist convection, and that although vortices can develop on Saturn, similar cyclones are not expected on Jupiter. The image shows the spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm in a false-colour image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken on 27 November, 2012.

Letter p523; News & Views p503

IMAGE: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SSI

COVER DESIGN: DAVID SHAND

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