Saturn's aurora dancing

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope?s Imaging Spectrograph took a series of snapshots of Saturn's aurora dancing in the sky. The ultraviolet images were taken on Jan. 8, 2004. This dissolve sequence shows the aurora appearing as a ring of light circling the planet's polar ring. Collisions with atoms and molecules make the gases in the planet's atmosphere glow in visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light.

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NASA, ESA and J. Clarke

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Release date:16 February 2005, 20:00
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