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Saturn’s northern auroras

Saturn’s northern auroras

Date: 30 August 2018
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: Saturn
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA & L. Lamy (Observatoire de Paris)

The image, observed with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph in the ultraviolet, shows the auroras surrounding Saturn's north pole region.

In comparing the different observations it became clear that Saturn's auroras show a rich variety of emissions with highly variable localised features. The variability of the auroras is influenced by both the solar wind and the rapid rotation of Saturn.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Jul-2024 17:11 UT

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