Eye of the Storm
October 15, 2004
Cassini caught this intriguing view of a dark storm near the limb of Saturn on Sept. 9, 2004. The image shows a great deal of detail in the gas giant's turbulent atmosphere. The bright triangle at right is an overexposed part of Saturn's A ring, with the F ring faintly visible beneath. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera at a distance of 8.8 million kilometers (5.5 million miles) from Saturn, through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light. The image scale is 104 kilometers (65 miles) per pixel. The image was magnified by a factor of two and slightly contrast-enhanced to improve visibility of features in the atmosphere.