NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent back photos an enormous swirling storm near Saturn's north pole. The images were photographed at a distance of 250,000 miles away from the planet.These phenomena is similar to what Cassini found at Saturn's south pole a number of years ago. Cassini has also seen storms circling Saturn's north pole in the past, but only in infrared wavelengths because the north pole was in darkness. Now that that the seasons have changed on Saturn, the sun has started to show over the northern pole of the plant.
More raw images are available at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/index.cfm
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.