Peeking over Saturn’s Shoulder
No Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft caught this spectacular view from a distance of approximately 810,000 miles (1.3 million kilometers) from Saturn as it continues its orbit around the planet.
You can easily see Saturn’s hexagon. tHE HEXAGON is a persisting hexagonal cloud pattern around the north pole of Saturn. The sides of the hexagon are about 13,800 km (8,600 mi) long, which is more than the diameter of Earth (about 12,700 km (7,900 mi)).