An Infrared View Of Saturn
Date: 23 April 1998
Copyright: Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona), and NASA
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In honor of NASA Hubble Space Telescope's eighth anniversary, we have gift wrapped Saturn in vivid colors. Actually, this image is courtesy of the new Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), which has taken its first peek at Saturn. The false-color image - taken 4 January 1998 - shows the planet's reflected infrared light. This view provides detailed information on the clouds and hazes in Saturn's atmosphere.
Last Update: 1 September 2019