CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Saturn 'Rev 142' Raw Preview #1

Saturn 'Rev 142' Raw Preview #1
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn was taken on December 24, 2010 and received on Earth December 27, 2010. The camera was pointing toward Saturn at approximately 1793518 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and BL1 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2011.

The Cassini Solstice Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. 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.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: December 27, 2010
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Alliance Member Comments
Sergio (Jan 14, 2011 at 7:45 PM):
W H O W !!!
Stunning job!
cbellh47 (Jan 1, 2011 at 5:07 AM):
Very large storm here. Want to learn more about storm details.

Daniel Change posted an image on Flickr from Dec 17, 2010:
brainiac9129 (Dec 30, 2010 at 8:56 PM):
Well, you got it!! highest congratulations to the team!!! :)