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Lightning on Saturn, on Video

Scientists have long believed that Saturn experiences lightning, with radio signals they’ve picked up on the planet being their main form of evidence. But they’ve recently picked up some exciting new confirmation, courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft: actual video footage of a lightning storm on Saturn.

The newly released footage, after the jump, was recorded in November of 2009, and edited down to ten seconds of of action from sixteen. It’s the first-ever recorded video of lightning happening somewhere other than Earth. 

From Wired Science:


(Wired Science via Gizmodo. Title image — which is an artist’s rendition — via NASA.)

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