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31 January 2007
Ripples, loops and storms in Saturn's cloud bands
The Cassini spacecraft captures the ripples, loops and storms that swirl in Saturn's east-west flowing cloud bands.
The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 728 nanometres. The view was obtained on 13 December 2006 at a distance of approximately 775 000 kilometres from Saturn. Image scale is 43 kilometres per pixel.