View Full Version : Northern Saturn is a Little Blue

2005-Sep-08, 12:28 PM
SUMMARY: NASA has released new colour images of Saturn's northern hemispheres taken by Cassini - and the Ringed Planet is looking a little blue. This blue colour of Saturn's atmosphere is probably linked to the cloud-free nature of the upper atmosphere, but imaging scientists still aren't really sure. Icy moon Mimas is set against the image, and a few large craters are visible on its surface. This image was taken on January 18, 2005, when the spacecraft was approximately 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles) from Saturn.

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