Stormy Saturn

July 29, 2013

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

I can’t get enough of Cassini right now! As if pictures of earth from a billion miles away – A BILLION! – wasn’t enough, the images it is producing of Saturn certainly are. This false-colour image is of a north polar storm and measures 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers, or twice the length of the UK) across and has cloud speeds of up to 330 miles per hour (150 meters per second).  The image was taken from a staggering  261,000 miles away and the scale of the image is 1 mile per pixel. What I mean by all these numbers is, it’s huge and awesome.

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