ESA Hubble: Saturn's aurorae offer stunning double show

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ESA Hubble: Saturn's aurorae offer stunning double show

Post by bystander » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:45 pm

Saturn's aurorae offer stunning double show
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Researchers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to record Saturn when its rings are edge-on, resulting in a unique movie featuring both of the giant planet's poles. Saturn is only in this position every 15 years and this favourable orientation has allowed a sustained study of Saturn’s almost symmetric northern and southern lights.

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Re: ESA Hubble: Saturn's aurorae offer stunning double show

Post by bystander » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:24 pm

Hubble Captures Saturn's Double Light Show
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