Hubble’s Observation of Saturn in 2021

 

Hubble’s new look at Saturn on 12 September 2021 shows rapid and extreme colour changes in the bands in the planet’s northern hemisphere, where it is now early autumn. The bands have varied throughout Hubble observations in both 2019 and 2020. Hubble’s Saturn image catches the planet following the southern hemisphere’s winter, evident in the lingering blue-ish hue of the south pole.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) and the OPAL team

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Id:heic2113c
Type:Planetary
Release date:18 November 2021, 19:00
Related releases:heic2113
Size:1802 x 1087 px

About the Object

Name:Saturn
Type:Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
Category:Solar System

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