Another video of Cassini approaching Saturn. Imagery only, no CGI or the like, as the man says. Can a person get enough of these? Saturn Cassini, Cassini Photographers, Approach Saturn, Stephen Vans, Cassini Orbit, Saturn Rings, Imax Movie, Cassini Approach, Photographers Animal
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I'm surprised nobody has pinned this by now! Video footage from El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, and one of the best places (As you will see) in the world to film/photograph stars and galaxies... if you've never seen this, I can honestly say you have probably never seen nature and the vast span of stars in our sky quite like this..
The image was captured on Nov. 27, 2012, and, according to NASA is one of the first views of Saturn’s sunlit North pole. Colors in the image were adjusted. The green indicates low high clouds, while the red coloring indicates high low clouds. The image was taken from roughly 261,000 miles away from the planet.
Why would clouds form a hexagon on Saturn? Nobody is sure. Originally discovered during the Voyager flybys of Saturn in the 1980s, nobody has ever seen anything like it anywhere else in the Solar System. If Saturn's South Pole wasn't strange enough with its rotating vortex, Saturn's North Pole might be considered even stranger. The bizarre cloud pattern is shown above in great detail by a recent image taken by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft.