Saturn’s North Pole

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunning image of Saturn, showing the whole northern region of the ringed planet bathed in sunlight.

The image from late 2016 obtained at a distance of about 1.2 million kilometres from Saturn shows a hexagon-shaped jet-stream which is fully illuminated.

The planet appears darker in regions where the cloud deck is lower, such the region interior to the hexagon, NASA said.

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