PIA00026: Saturn - Brown Ovals in Northern Hemisphere
Target Name: Saturn
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Product Size: 770 x 910 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23073
Addition Date: 1996-01-29
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Two brown ovals, at right, some 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) across, were found at approximately 40` and 60` latitude in Saturn's northern hemisphere by Voyager 1. The photo was taken on November 7, 1980, from a range of 7,500,000 kilometers (4,600,000 miles). The polar oval (upper right) has a structure similar to the Saturn red spot located in the southern polar latitudes. The Voyager Project is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-01-29