Shape on Saturn
On NASA's Web site, Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said, "Saturn's thick atmosphere where circularly shaped waves and convective cells dominate is perhaps the last place you'd expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is."
This image was captured at night by Cassini's infrared mapping spectrometer. The red color indicates heat generated from the planet's interior.
March 28, 2007 8:53 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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