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Aurora on Saturn
16" x 12"
Photographic Print

Aurora on Saturn Image of Hubble Space Telescope image of aurorae blue encircling Saturns south pole Aurora are produced by the interaction of the solar wind with a planets atmosphere Charged particles collide with rarefied gases in the atmosphere causing them to emit light On Saturn as on Earth they occur in polar regions This is because the magnetic field of the planet channels the charged particles to these regions This image was taken on th January For a sequence of the aurorae over four days see images R