Saturn is perhaps the most photogenic planet in our solar system, and a new photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft shows the world off in a big way.
Bands of clouds look like they were painted on the planet in the new photo, which shows Saturn’s north pole dominated by the planet’s hexagonal jet stream surrounding the “hurricane-like storm” at the top of the world, NASA said in a statement.
The photo, taken by Cassini on Sept. 5, shows the planet as it looks from about 890,000 miles aways.
“Each latitudinal band represents air flowing at different speeds, and clouds at different heights, compared to neighboring bands,” NASA said in the statement. “Where they meet and flow past each other, the bands’ interactions produce many eddies and swirls.” Read more…