Earth-sized vortex on Neptune takes scientists by storm (PHOTOS)

59848060dda4c8316e8b4567Stunning images of a raging storm almost as large as Earth have baffled astronomers studying the solar system’s farthest-flung planet, Neptune. Though storms have been observed on the large blue planet before, the location and size of this particular phenomenon has puzzled space boffins since the massive bright clouds were first observed at the end on June. The huge storm, roughly 9,000 km (5,592 miles) in length, is ripping through an area of the planet where no bright clouds have been seen before. For context, if a similar storm happened here on Earth, it would cover three-quarters of our planet…….Read More