PIA06655: Waves on Saturn


Waves on Saturn

Caption:

An up-close look at Saturn's atmosphere shows wavelike structures in the planet's constantly changing clouds.

Feathery striations in the lower right appear to be small-scale waves propagating at a higher altitude than the other cloud features.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on April 14, 2005, through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 727 nanometers and at a distance of approximately 386,000 kilometers (240,000 miles) from Saturn. The image scale is 19 kilometers (12 miles) per pixel.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Planet
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Wide Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Grayscale, Infrared
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-05-24
Date in Caption 2005-04-14
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06655
Identifier PIA06655