Thursday, July 01, 2004
In this image released June 28, 2004, dark regions represent areas where the spacecraft Cassini is seeing into deeper levels in Saturn's atmosphere. The dark regions are relatively free of high clouds and the light at these particular near-infrared wavelengths penetrates into the gaseous cloud-free atmosphere and is absorbed by methane. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on May 15, 2004, from a distance of 15.4 million miles from Saturn. The Cassini spacecraft is due to arrive and orbit the planet Saturn on June 30, 2004.
Posted by Alice at 7/01/2004 01:00:00 AM