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Photo Release: Hubble observes energetic lightshow at Saturn’s north pole

30 Aug 2018, 14:00 UTC
Photo Release: Hubble observes energetic lightshow at Saturn’s north pole ESA/Hubble, NASA, A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team, J. DePasquale (STScI), L. Lamy (Observatoire de Paris)

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope have taken a series of spectacular images featuring the fluttering auroras at the north pole of Saturn. The observations were taken in ultraviolet light and the resulting images provide astronomers with the most comprehensive picture so far of Saturn’s northern aurora.

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