CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Great Storm of the South

Recent Cassini views of the giant vortex at Saturnís south pole -- views ten times more detailed than any seen before -- are providing important clues to the atmosphere's inner workings. [Press release here]

Oct 13, 2008: Convection in Saturn's Southern Vortex - This detailed Cassini view of the monstrous vortex at Saturnís south pole provides valuable insight about the mechanisms that power the planetís atmosphere.
Oct 13, 2008: The Yet Yawning Gulf - Shadows reveal the topography of Saturn's south polar vortex.
Alliance Member Comments
DEREKB (Oct 15, 2008 at 1:27 AM):
WHEN YOU SEE THIS! YOU CAN ONLY STAND BACK IN WONDER AT THE MAJESTY OF SPACE.
THEN YOU HAVE TO ASK THE QUESTION IF WE CAN DO THIS HOW COME WE ARE DESTROYING OUR OWN LITTLE PLANET?

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