PIA00026: Saturn - Brown Ovals in Northern Hemisphere

Saturn - Brown Ovals in Northern Hemisphere


Two brown ovals, at right, some 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) across, were found at approximately 40` and 60` latitude in Saturn's northern hemisphere by Voyager 1. The photo was taken on November 7, 1980, from a range of 7,500,000 kilometers (4,600,000 miles). The polar oval (upper right) has a structure similar to the Saturn red spot located in the southern polar latitudes.

Background Info:

The Voyager Project is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Storm
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-01-29
Date in Caption 1980-11-07
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00026
Identifier PIA00026