Hubble captures Saturn in summertime
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard features a remarkable view of Saturn from the Hubble Space Telescope.
The image captures the planet’s giant rings, which are made up of countless particles like ice crystals that orbit the planet.
The amber colors we see from Saturn are influenced by summer smog-like conditions.
According to NASA, the banded structure that wraps around the planet is created by winds and clouds at different altitudes.
The image was captured on June 20, 2019, as Saturn made its closest approach to Earth at 845 million miles away.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard