Saturn’s northern auroras

The image, observed with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph in the ultraviolet, shows the auroras surrounding Saturn’s north pole region.

In comparing the different observations it became clear that Saturn’s auroras show a rich variety of emissions with highly variable localised features. The variability of the auroras is influenced by both the solar wind and the rapid rotation of Saturn.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA & L. Lamy (Observatoire de Paris)

About the Image

Id:heic1815b
Type:Planetary
Release date:30 August 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1815
Size:982 x 981 px

About the Object

Name:Saturn
Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
Category:Solar System

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148 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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