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Saturn found to have noontime auroras

An international team of researchers has found that Saturn's fast rotation speed makes it possible for the planet to experience noontime auroras. In their paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the group describes ...

dateJun 05, 2018 in Space Exploration report
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Image: The colors in Saturn's rings

Saturn's rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains, ...

dateApr 25, 2018 in Space Exploration
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New Saturn storm emerging?

Are you following the planets this season? The planetary action is about to heat up, as Jupiter, Saturn and Mars all head towards fine oppositions over the next few months.

dateApr 12, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Image: Saturn's B ring peaks

While the Winter Olympics is in full swing in PyeongChang, South Korea, and many winter sport fanatics head to snow-clad mountains to get their thrills on the slopes this ski-season, this dramatic mountain scene is somewhat ...

dateFeb 19, 2018 in Space Exploration
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