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Cassini makes first dive inside Saturn’s radio aurora

09-26-2010 08:48 BJT

This false-color composite image, released by NASA September 23, 2010, is constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the glow of auroras streaking out about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the cloud tops of Saturn's south polar region. It is among the first images released from a study that identifies images showing auroral emissions out of the entire catalogue of images taken by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer. The composite image was made from 65 individual observations by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on November 1, 2008.

This false-color composite image, released by NASA September 23, 2010, is
constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the glow
of auroras streaking out about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the cloud
tops of Saturn's south polar region, It is among the first images released
from a study that identifies images showing auroral emissions out of the
entire catalogue of images taken by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping
spectrometer. The composite image was made from 65 individual observations
by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on November 1,
2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo/NASA)

 

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Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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