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Enormous storm on Saturn
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, atmospheres, amateur image processing, weather and climate, Saturn
On December 24, 2010, Cassini captured its first complete photos of a massive storm on Saturn that had already captured the fascination of amateur astronomers. The storm was first noticed on December 5 by the Radio and Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) team on Cassini, who detected its lightning emissions and alerted astronomers. Amateur astronomers photographed it shortly after.
NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic
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Original image data dated on or about December 24, 2010
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