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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Swirling maelstrom

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn

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Swirling maelstrom Infrared view of the vortex over Saturn’s north pole. Composite image from P0 and MT2 filters images taken by the Cassini orbiter on November 27, 2012 from a distance of about 250,000 miles (400,000 kilometers) from Saturn.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute / Alexis Tranchandon / Solaris

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-is-solaris/33445100205/in/dateposted-public/

Original image data dated on or about November 27, 2012.

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sepiae: 03/20/2017 02:46 CDT

My heart literally missed one or two beats

sepiae: 03/20/2017 03:08 CDT

I recommend Brahms' 'Tragic Overture' to go with it.

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