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June 2006 Calendar - Saturns Dragon Storm
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June 2006 Calendar - Saturns "Dragon Storm"

February 9, 2006
Saturn's atmosphere is shown here in a false color composite made from Cassini images taken in near infrared light through filters that sense different amounts of methane gas. Portions of the atmosphere with a large abundance of methane above the clouds are red, indicating clouds that are deep in the atmosphere. Grey indicates high clouds, and brown indicates clouds at intermediate altitudes. The large, bright and complex convective storm with arms and secondary extensions to the right is called the Dragon Storm. This storm was a powerful source of radio emissions during July and September of 2004.

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