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Saturn's north and south poles are ablaze in this Hubble image of the planet's auroras. The auroral display is caused by an energetic solar wind that sweeps over the planet, much like it does on Earth. But unlike Earth's auroras, Saturn's are seen only in ultraviolet light.
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