The Aurorae on Saturn

This is a visible-light colour composite image of Saturn as seen by Hubble on December 1, 1994. Unlike the ultraviolet image, Saturn's familiar atmospheric belts and zones are clearly seen. The lower cloud deck is not visible at UV wavelengths because sunlight is reflected from higher in the atmosphere.

Credit:

J.T. Trauger (JPL), J.T. Clarke (Univ. of Michigan), the WFPC2science team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9539d
Type:Observation
Release date:10 October 1995, 05:00
Size:485 x 270 px

About the Object

Name:Saturn
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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