Immense Vortices
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Immense Vortices

June 2, 2008

A trio of large storms embraces in Saturn's high north. The three prominent vortices seen here are each wide enough to span the distance from New York City to Denver, or from London to Moscow.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 30 degrees above the ringplane. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on April 17, 2008 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 939 nanometers. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.4 million kilometers (899,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 83 kilometers (52 miles) per pixel.

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