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Saturn’s Hexagon by Val Klavans



Category: Amateur Image

“This is a true color view of Saturn’s north polar region

Saturn’s Hexagon by Val Klavans
May 22, 2014
 

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From the producer, Val Klavans:

“This is a true color view of Saturn’s north polar region, taken by Cassini’s Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) on June 26, 2013. Saturn’s mysterious hexagon is visible in the center.

“This composite is made of images that were taken on June 26, 2013 and received on Earth June 27, 2013. The camera was pointing toward Saturn at approximately 402,383 miles (647,573 kilometers) away, and the images were taken using the CL1, RED, BL1 and GRN filters.”

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Val Klavans




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