Hubble views aurora on ringed planet.
Unlike the terrestrial light show, Saturn's lies in the far-ultraviolet, a set of wavelengths absorbed by Earth's atmosphere. Because Saturn's magnetic pole aligns nearly perfectly with the planet's axis of rotation, the auroral "ring" is centered directly on the pole.
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|Title Annotation:||Hubble Space Telescope|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 18, 1995|
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