CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Storms of the High North

Sinuous clouds mingle in Saturn's northern skies.

This view looks toward a region located at 70 degrees north latitude on Saturn. Despite the level of detail visible here, the region shown is wide enough to comfortably contain the planet Mars.

The image was taken with Cassini's CB1 spectral filter, which is sensitive to wavelengths of visible red light centered at 619 nanometers. The view was acquired with the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 23, 2008 at a distance of approximately 1.2 million kilometers (775,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 7 kilometers (4 miles) per pixel.

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 Science Mission Directorate, 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 27, 2008 (PIA 10413)
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  Storms of the High North
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