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Basking in sunlight. The whole northern region of Saturn is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016 from our Cassini spacecraft. The hexagon-shaped jet-stream is fully illuminated here. In this image, the planet appears darker in regions where the cloud deck is lower, such the region interior to the hexagon. Mission experts on Saturn's atmosphere are taking advantage of the season and Cassini’s favorable viewing geometry to study this and other weather patterns as Saturn's northern hemisphere approaches Summer solstice. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute ( @NASAJPL ) #nasa #planets #nasabeyond #cassini #saturn #science #solarsystem
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