Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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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:

Click the image to see the story.

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":

Click the image to see the story.

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.

Best,
Chris
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