Cloud Phantoms
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Cloud Phantoms

August 18, 2007

Bright, circular cloud features waltz through the turbid atmosphere of Saturn in this Cassini spacecraft view.

Several jets/bands appear in this image (center and upper right). In contrast to the circular cloud features, these clouds appear thin and linear.

The image was taken using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 750 nanometers. The view was obtained with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 8, 2007 at a distance of approximately 2.9 million kilometers (1.8 million miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 17 kilometers (10 miles) per pixel.

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