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Feb 9, 2022

NASA’s Crew-2 Astronauts Flew Over an Impressive Aurora Before Splashing Down

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And it’s the only one of its kind we’ve seen.

An international group of astronomers discovered a previously unknown mechanism behind the massive aurorae on the poles of Saturn, a press statement reveals.

The researchers found that, unlike any other planet observed to date, Saturn generates aurorae by swirling winds within its own atmosphere, and not only from the magnetosphere surrounding the planet — as is the case on Earth.

The new discovery shows that Saturn has a truly unique aurora, and it is the only one known to truly live up to the name Aurora Borealis\.


An international group of researchers discovered a previously unknown mechanism behind the enormous aurorae on the poles of Saturn.

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