PIA10457: Keep It Rolling

Keep It Rolling


A line of vortices rolls through the turbulent region on Saturn nicknamed "Storm Alley" by Cassini scientists. This latitude band, centered around 35 degrees south, has displayed persistent, intensive storm activity since Cassini began its approach to Saturn in early 2004.

Images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters were combined to create this natural color view. The images were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on July 23, 2008 at a distance of approximately 1 million kilometers (622,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 56 kilometers (35 miles) per pixel.

Background Info:

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/ . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target 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, Color, Storm, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2008-08-28
Date in Caption 2008-07-23
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA10457
Identifier PIA10457