PIA06655: Waves on Saturn
 Target Name:  Saturn
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Cassini-Huygens
 Spacecraft:  Cassini Orbiter
 Instrument:  ISS - Wide Angle
 Product Size:  992 x 992 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Cassini Imaging Team
 Primary Data Set:  Cassini
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06655.tif (985.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06655.jpg (103.8 kB)

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An up-close look at Saturn's atmosphere shows wavelike structures in the planet's constantly changing clouds.

Feathery striations in the lower right appear to be small-scale waves propagating at a higher altitude than the other cloud features.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on April 14, 2005, through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 727 nanometers and at a distance of approximately 386,000 kilometers (240,000 miles) from Saturn. The image scale is 19 kilometers (12 miles) per pixel.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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