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Saturn's jet stream winds powered by eddies
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- Title Saturn's jet stream winds powered by eddies
- Released 24/05/2007 1:39 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
New research suggests that eddies are the 'engine' powering Saturn's jet stream winds.
Using images like the one presented here, Cassini imaging scientists have made a major finding about the mechanism powering the general circulation on Saturn.
This image shows small-scale, sheared-out cloud features associated with turbulent eddies in the vicinity of one of Saturn's eastward flowing jet streams, or 'jets'.