Over a Decade In
This image shows a huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere on Feb. 25, 2011.
The Long Road
The image was taken in polarized infrared light with Cassini's wide-angle camera on Dec. 7, 2005.
This is not a single image but a panorama created by combining 165 images from the Cassini wide-angle camera, taken over 3 hours on Sept. 15, 2006. The original image captured ultraviolet and infrared light, and was then adjusted to resemble natural color.
Ring Spokes Revealed
The large spoke feature just above the center of the image is a grouping of spokes about 3,100 miles (5,000 km) long and 1,200 miles (2,000 km) wide. The image was taken with the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 28, 2007.
Light and Dark
The equatorial region of the planet appears brighter than the areas near the poles because of the filter used to take the image. The filter is sensitive to light that is absorbed by methane, and the cloud tops in the higher latitudes are under a thicker layer of methane than the cloud tops near the equator. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Oct. 23, 2009.
The size of the ring shadow on Saturn indicates the time of year. This image was taken on June 24, 2010, as the planet moved away from the August 2009 equinox, when the rings cast a very thin shadow.
A Growing Shadow
Rhea and Dione
The moon Epimetheus can be seen near the top left of the image; the moon Janus is a small white dot in the bottom left of the image.
Stripes and Stripes
Beside a Giant
This image was taken July 13, 2014, as the Saturn system neared summer in the northern hemisphere. As the seasons change, so does the size of the shadow cast by the ring system.
In the North
The Saturn System
A Trick of Perspective
A View from Above
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