This view of Saturn's southern polar region is dotted with flecks of bright cloud and several ominous dark spots. Remarkably fine details are visible.
The image was taken with the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 24 July 2004, at a distance of 6.8 million kilometres from Saturn, through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centred at 938 nanometres. The image scale is 40 kilometres (25 miles) per pixel. Contrast was slightly enhanced to bring out features in the atmosphere.