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Storms in Saturn's Atmosphere
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- Title Storms in Saturn's Atmosphere
- Released 04/06/2004 9:16 am
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
This close-up of Saturn's southern hemisphere shows several dark spots huddled in the mid-latitude region. The largest of these spots is about 3000 kilometres across, or about as wide as Japan is long.
Also visible are light-coloured, lacy cloud patterns indicative of atmospheric turbulence. The image was taken with the Cassini narrow-angle camera through a near-infrared filter on 7 May 2004, from a distance of 28.2 million kilometres from Saturn.
Image scale of the high-resolution image is 168 kilometres per pixel. The image has been contrast-enhanced to aid visibility.