Spring at Saturn’s north pole

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this beautiful color image of Saturn’s north pole in the heart of Saturnian springtime.

Spring North Pole on Saturn

View Larger | The north pole of Saturn, in the fresh light of spring, is revealed in this color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

This compilation of images creates a natural-color view of Saturn. This is what you’d see with your eyes if you could peer out the window of a spacecraft hovering above Saturn’s north pole.

You are looking at the famous hexagon feature on Saturn – a wandering jet stream around Saturn’s north pole. Look closely, and you can spot a hurricane-like storm inside.

Click here for more close-up views of this large hurricane on Saturn.

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David Callejas

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