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SATURN’S AURORA: Saturn, as far as it is from the Sun, is not immune to the Sun’s storms. Constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, this false-color composite image shows the glow of aurorae streaking out about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the cloud tops of Saturn's south polar region. Shown in green, the aurorae occur when energetic, charged particles from the Sun, carried by the solar wind, interact with Saturn’s magnetic field. The dark spots and banded features are clouds and small storms that outline Saturn’s deeper weather systems and circulation patterns. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASI/University of Arizona/University of Leicester
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