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Chronicling Saturn's Northern Storm

 
 

Chronicling Saturn's Northern Storm

Date: 12 Aug 2011
This series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the development of the largest storm seen on the planet since 1990. These true-color and composite near-true-color views chronicle the storm from its start in late 2010 through mid-2011, showing how the distinct head of the storm quickly grew large but eventually became engulfed by the storm's tail.

These views were acquired at distances ranges from approximately 1.4 million miles (2.2 million kilometers) to 1.9 million miles (3.0 million kilometers) from Saturn. All the views are set to a scale of 101 miles (162 kilometers) per pixel.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and the Cassini imaging team home page, http://ciclops.org.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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