PJ10: South polar views, annotated

2017-12-24 00:05 UT
Credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / John Rogers © cc by
Submitted By : Philosophia-47
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 10

Here are annotations of the south polar views. The bluish, methane-bright South Polar Hood is a permanent haze layer overlying the polar region. A feature of interest within it is a long sinuous dark band (marked by white arrows), also dark in the methane image which supports the view that it is a clear lane in the Polar Hood. The same band has been seen at the last several perijoves, often appearing as a bundle of dark and bright haze bands. It always curves across the periphery of one or two of the circumpolar cyclones. This is part of a report on the PJ10 images just posted at:


--John Rogers.