Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-image of the day: Stormy Saturn for Cassini's Birthday

Today is Cassini's 10th anniversary! To celebrate, the Cassini website has uploaded lots of good stuff. For example, check out this amazing close-up of Saturn's atmosphere:

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Like Jupiter, Saturn has bands of clouds that jet around the world in opposite directions, creating these eddies and storms. Here's a more typical shot of Saturn, if any close-up from orbit can be called "typical":

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And for those of you wanting even more, here's an amazing panorama of the Saturn system:

Happy Birthday, Cassini! And thanks for all the beautiful pictures.

Tags: astronomy

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