Cassini and Hubble reveal Saturn’s auroras

This NASA video provides a nice slideshow of ultraviolet and infrared images of auroras at Saturn’s north and south poles. The images were taken by the Cassini spacecraft which is exploring the Saturn system (Cassini is currently on the Solstice mission) and the Hubble Space Telescope. Saturn has long fascinated humans with many historic and religious references – a topic to be explored further in the future.

Saturn jet stream hexagon
Hexagon – a unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole compiled by the Cassini mission spacecraft
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