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Saturn's aurora captured on film

Posted on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Astronomers have succeeded in filming Saturn's magnificant Aurora using the Cassini space probe.

The aurora of Saturn is the equivalent to our northern lights, scientists hope that by studying the aurora on Saturn they can learn more about the aurora borealis and aurora australis here on Earth.

"Astronomers have captured detailed images of the aurora on Saturn using the Cassini space probe, revealing for the first time how its intensity changes through the day."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Mentalcase on 24 September, 2010, 16:18
Thanks!!! It makes you wonder if there is a larger (solid) surface than imagined.
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 25 September, 2010, 13:04
I've only seen a fraction of a full blown light show and I found it spectacular. I hope to see the grandeur of the northern lights someday.
Comment icon #3 Posted by farandaway on 25 September, 2010, 22:09
I would love to see the Northern Lights on this planet, from orbit.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Alladar on 27 September, 2010, 14:18
I would love to see the Northern Lights on this planet, from orbit.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AliveInDeath on 27 September, 2010, 22:41
Beautiful.


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