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Great Balls of Fire! Super-Lighting Lights Up Saturn
Discovery News ^
| Ray Villard
Posted on 04/15/2010 6:28:30 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Ever since the NASA/ESA Cassini spacecraft swung into orbit around the majestic ringed Saturn six years ago, weve been treated to hundreds of breathtaking close-ups.
But this week NASA released a movie that captures a living planet, rather the just another postcard glamor shot. Resembling camera flashes going off at a concert, super-bolts of lighting can be seen blasting off from deep inside the giant planets billowing cloud tops. Add to that a truly alien soundtrack of the crackle of radio waves emitted by each lightning burst.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...
TOPICS: Astronomy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: saturn; space
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posted on 04/15/2010 6:29:03 PM PDT
(Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
Mondo cool. I bet the lightning could send a Delorean back in time...
posted on 04/15/2010 6:41:57 PM PDT
by Army Air Corps
(Four fried chickens and a coke)
To: Army Air Corps
posted on 04/15/2010 8:54:21 PM PDT
(The Founders revolted for less.)
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