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Fraser
2004-Jun-18, 05:59 PM
SUMMARY: The newest image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken on May 18, and shows beautiful swirling clouds in Saturn's southern hemisphere. This image was taken with the spacecraft's narrow angle camera at a distance of 23.4 million km (14.5 million miles) using a special filter that's sensitive to the absorption and scattering of sunlight from methane gas in the infrared spectrum.

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antoniseb
2004-Jun-18, 06:10 PM
The recent images from Saturn were all taken when Cassini was about 3 times as far from the planet as it is now. I wonder what the new images look like?!

StarLab
2004-Jun-18, 11:05 PM
Hey, Fraser-
After you get a few more photos, may you organize a page of those images? It'd be cool for the forum members! ;)

Fraser
2004-Jun-18, 11:58 PM
It's kind of frustrating me that they're releasing images a month old. Since they were able to get the pictures of Phoebe out right away, they should be putting out newer images. The folks over with the NASA rovers have a better system, where they put the raw images on their website, and then process some of them better.

kashi
2004-Jun-19, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by StarLab@Jun 19 2004, 10:05 AM
Hey, Fraser-
After you get a few more photos, may you organize a page of those images? It'd be cool for the forum members! ;)
It's called http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/



Amazing pictures. It's frustrating but also encouraging that the best is yet to come.