CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Storms and Feathery Clouds
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Storms and Feathery Clouds
PIA 05399

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  Saturn's southern hemisphere shows dark storms and wisps of high cloud in this image. Note the chevron shape of the patterns in the mid-latitude bands. The image was taken with the narrow angle camera in the near infrared on May 8, 2004 from a distance of 28.1million kilometers (17.5 million miles). Image scale is 168 kilometers (104 miles) per pixel. The image has been enhanced to aid visibility.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: June 1, 2004 (PIA 05399)
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