The huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn’s northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-color view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
This picture, captured on Feb. 25, 2011, was taken about 12 weeks after the storm began, and the clouds by this time had formed a tail that wrapped around the planet. Some of the clouds moved south and got caught up in a current that flows to the east (to the right) relative to the storm head. This tail, which appears as slightly blue clouds south and west (left) of the storm head, can be seen encountering the storm head in this view.
Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring |
Prometeo y los anillos de Saturno (Vía).
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Ice plumes in Saturn’s rings |
As Enceladus spews water ice from its south polar region, Cassini also shows Saturn’s faint G ring before the moon, April 26th, 2010.
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A view of Saturn and its moon Enceladus, taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on August 13, 2010.
Picture of Saturn taken from Earth. Also seen here are five of Saturn’s moons: Rhea, Dione, Enceladus, Tethys, and Titan.
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