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2006-Oct-13, 07:17 PM
This Cassini photograph shows a strange line of white dots in a line across the atmosphere in Saturn's northern latitudes. The image was made using Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, and the line of dots are clearings in Saturn's cloud system. There are more than two dozen of these clearings, spaced apart by about 3.5 degrees in longitude. Scientists think they might be caused by a large cloud formation or wave that encircles the whole planet.

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