View Full Version : Discussion: Saturn's Southern Atmosphere

2004-Jul-13, 05:47 PM
SUMMARY: Although Cassini has arrived at Saturn, NASA is still releasing photos it took of the Ringed Planet before it arrived. Here's a picture taken on May 22 when the spacecraft was 22 million km (13.7 million miles) away from Saturn. It was taken using a special filter which is sensitive to the emissions and absorption of methane gas, giving scientists a great view of the planet's cloud structures.

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2004-Jul-13, 06:03 PM
it is a wonderful planet

2004-Jul-14, 06:12 AM
Wow, I was not aware of how banded its atmosphere is, It reminds me a great deal of Jupiter, just not as many bands. This is a ver useful technique.