Saturn Zoom

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Duration: 23 seconds

This time-lapse animation of Hubble observations shows the rotation of Saturn and zooms into the planet as it is rotating. As the zoom progresses, the viewer gets a closer look at the atmosphere in motion, including a mysterious hexagonal feature at the north polar cap. The giant planet completes one rotation every 10.5 hours.

HD Video, Planetary Rings, Planets, Saturn, Scientific Visualizations, Solar System


NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team, and J. DePasquale (STScI)

Publication: July 26, 2018

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