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Contact: Dr. Jonathan Nichols
jdn4@le.ac.uk
University of Leicester

Saturn's Northern UV Auroras

Caption: Images of Saturn's northern UV auroras were obtained by Nichols and coworkers using the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The auroras are clearly visible near the north pole and exhibit changes in shape over the course of the observing interval.

Credit: NASA, ESA, Jonathan Nichols (University of Leicester).

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