<p>Hundreds of miles tall, curtains of aurorae undulate above <a id="m64m" title="Saturn" href="http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/saturn-article.html">Saturn</a>'s south polar clouds in a composite of near-infrared images released Friday by NASA's Cassini orbiter. (See <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/photogalleries/100921-aurora-borealis-northern-lights-norway-new-pictures/">pictures of earthly auroras generated by a September solar storm</a>.)</p><p>In this false-color picture, aurorae are bright green, sunlight reflected off Saturn's rings and high-altitude haze are blue, and heat emissions from the planet's interior glow deep red. <a id="f7r9" title="Get the full story on our Breaking Orbit blog >>" href="http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/breakingorbit/2010/09/new-saturn-aurora-pictures-cassini.html">Get the full story on National Geographic's Breaking Orbit blog &gt;&gt;</a></p>

Saturn Aurora

Hundreds of miles tall, curtains of aurorae undulate above Saturn's south polar clouds in a composite of near-infrared images released Friday by NASA's Cassini orbiter. (See pictures of earthly auroras generated by a September solar storm.)

In this false-color picture, aurorae are bright green, sunlight reflected off Saturn's rings and high-altitude haze are blue, and heat emissions from the planet's interior glow deep red. Get the full story on National Geographic's Breaking Orbit blog >>

Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Leicester/University of Arizona

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