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This false-color view of Saturn's clouds from Cassini is absolutely fabulous! (See pic)

The stunning view was produced by space imaging enthusiast Kevin M Gill, who also happens to be an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


This false-color view of Saturn's clouds from Cassini is absolutely fabulous! (See pic)
Image criedt: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Kevin M Gill

New Delhi: NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured this false-color view that shows clouds in Saturn's northern hemisphere.

According to NASA, the view was made using images taken by Cassini's wide-angle camera on July 20, 2016, using a combination of spectral filters sensitive to infrared light at 750, 727 and 619 nanometers.

 

The stunning view was produced by space imaging enthusiast Kevin M Gill, who also happens to be an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Filters like these, which are sensitive to absorption and scattering of sunlight by methane in Saturn's atmosphere, have been useful throughout Cassini's mission for determining the structure and depth of cloud features in the atmosphere.

 

For most 2015, Cassini orbited in Saturn's rings – around the planet's equator. Cassini is the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to enter orbit, and its mission is ongoing. Since arrival at Saturn on 1 July, 2004, Cassini has studied the planet and its many natural satellites. The spacecraft has also sent back huge amounts of new information about Saturn, its rings, moons and magnetic field.

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