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Saturn’s north polar hexagon: wide view

Saturn’s north polar hexagon: wide view

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Val Klavans

Saturn’s north polar hexagon: wide view
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 3 April 2014 from a distance of 2,176,902 kilometers.

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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