Cassini captures lightning on Saturn

Nasa’s Cassini orbiter delivered the Huygens probe to Titan in 2005, has tasted Enceladus’ briny breath, spied the methane lakes of Titan and possible caves on that strangely familiar world. Not to mention Saturn’s northern lights and its wondrous dancing moons. The latest stunning images from the onboard instruments are the first to capture lightning on Saturn. Below the fold Cassini scientists provide a proper background, but here are the animated images themselves with an approximated soundtrack. Video credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/University of Iowa.
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