This natural-color view, obtained Oct. 10, shows off the differently colored bands of weather above Saturn, including a bright, wavy stream of clouds that appears to mark some of the turbulent aftermath of a giant storm that reached its violent peak in early 2011, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., reported.
When Cassini arrived in 2004, Saturn's Northern Hemisphere sported a bluish hue as it was winter in that hemisphere.
But as the seasons have turned -- Saturn's "year" is about 30 Earth years long -- and northern summer has begun, the colors have begun to change, dominated by golden tones, astronomers said.
Cassini is currently in a tilted orbit that allows the spacecraft to swing up over the ringed planet's north pole and below the south pole.
That's a change, as much Cassini's tour has involved orbits around the equatorial plane where most of Saturn's rings and moons are located.
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