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Photo Release: Saturn's aurorae offer stunning double show

11 Feb 2010, 15:00 UTC
Photo Release: Saturn's aurorae offer stunning double show

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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