Saturn’s Stunning Double Show

Look at the northern and southern aurorae of Saturn and explains how they are produced in this video from NASA. In 2009, there was a rare opportunity to observe both of Saturn's poles simultaneously. The Hubble Space Telescope gathered data over several days, and researchers used the images they gathered to create a movie of the northern and southern lights. Visualizations show how the interaction between the solar wind, atmosphere, and planetary magnetic fields produce aurorae. The differences between the northern and southern aurorae of Saturn indicate that its magnetic field is uneven. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions. This resource is part of the NASA Planetary Sciences Collection. CREDITS: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/credits/npls12.sci.ess.eiu.saturnpole/ License: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/help/full-license-for-section-3c-of-terms-of-use-download-and-share/

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