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Swirling maelstrom

Swirling maelstrom

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

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 27 November 2012 from a distance of about 250,000 miles (400,000 kilometers) from Saturn.

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: Alexis Tranchandon

Original image data dated on or about November 27, 2012

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