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Storms and Feathery Clouds

Storms and Feathery Clouds


Date: 01 May 2004
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: Clouds in Saturn's Atmosphere
Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn's southern hemisphere shows dark spots and wisps of high clouds in this image. Note the boomerang shape of the patterns in the mid-latitude bands. The image was taken with the Cassini narrow angle camera in the near infrared on 8 May 2004, from a distance of 28.1 million kilometres. Image scale is 168 kilometres per pixel. The image has been enhanced to aid visibility.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-May-2022 13:04 UT

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