View Full Version : Swirly Stormy Saturn

2006-Apr-12, 05:14 PM
SUMMARY: Saturn, up close and personal. In this Cassini image, you can see the subtle, swirling storms that roll across Saturn's atmosphere. Unlike the Earth, Saturn is still a planet in formation; it's continuing to slowly contract, which generates the massive amounts of heat that drive its dramatic weather systems. Cassini took this photograph on March 7, 2006 when it was 2.9 million kilometers (1.8 million miles) from Saturn.

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