Waves and Curls
August 28, 2004
An interesting curl in the boundary of a dark polar collar, an area where the bright and dark regions of the atmosphere meet, is visible in this view of Saturn's southern polar region. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on July 21, 2004, from a distance of 6.4 million kilometers (4 million miles) from Saturn, through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light. The image scale is 38 kilometers (24 miles) per pixel. Contrast was slightly enhanced to bring out features in the atmosphere.
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