Skip to comments.Great Balls of Fire! Super-Lighting Lights Up Saturn
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 ...
Mondo cool. I bet the lightning could send a Delorean back in time...
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