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Cassini Captures Saturn’s Northern Lights

November 27th, 2009 11:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

al0ha writes “In the first video showing the auroras above the northern latitudes of Saturn, Cassini has spotted the tallest known ‘northern lights’ in the solar system, flickering in shape and brightness high above the ringed planet. The new video reveals changes in Saturn’s aurora every few minutes, in high resolution, with three dimensions. The images show a previously unseen vertical profile to the auroras, which ripple in the video like tall curtains. These curtains reach more than 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) above the edge of the planet’s northern hemisphere.”

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