The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Saturn's north polar hexagon
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn, Saturn's rings
This approximate true color view of Saturn showcases the planet's north polar hexagon, standing out prominently while the planet casts a shadow upon its rings. This composite is made up of CB2, GRN, MT2, CL1 and CL2 filter images taken by the Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) on April 03, 2014 from a distance of 2,176,902 kilometers.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Val Klavans
Original image data dated on or about April 3, 2014.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Val Klavans
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