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Tracking the Saturn Storm in the Infrared
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Tracking the Saturn Storm in the Infrared

November 2, 2012
The forceful storm generated unprecedented spikes in temperature and increased amounts of ethylene. In these two sets of measurements taken by Cassini's composite infrared spectrometer, yellow represents the highest temperatures. Each strip maps a single molecule (top: methane, bottom: ethylene), with temperature measurements taken in the northern hemisphere, all the way around the planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC