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Fraser
2006-Mar-07, 04:55 AM
SUMMARY: Auroras on Earth happen when the solar wind interacts with our planet's magnetic field; electrons are accelerated downwards into the atmosphere, and we see the pretty lights in the sky. On Saturn; however, this process also goes in reverse. Most electrons are accelerated down, but others go in the opposite direction, away from the planet.

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