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The Eye of Saturn

Posted: August 20, 2014 in Astronomy
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Saturn from Cassini probe (source Wikicommons)

Saturn from Cassini probe (source Wikimediacommons)

I was fascinated to come across some images from the NASA Cassini probe the other day. The most stunning ones were of the ‘eye’ of Saturn, the vortex which appears near to the planet’s north pole.

Saturn April 3 2014
Photo by Valerie Klavans (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valerieklavans/)

Looking_saturn_in_the_eye wikicom
Photo By NASA Ames [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo By NASA Ames [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo By NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab / University of Arizona (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09188) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

More details on the Cassini mission can be found at: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/index.html