Ring Around the Ringed Planet
Image courtesy Caltech/SSI/NASA
Like a dog chasing its tail, a giant storm on Saturn encircles the ringed planet in a picture taken by NASA’s Cassini orbiter on February 25 and released July 6.
Cassini   detected lightning strikes emitting radio waves about 10,000 times  more  powerful than those from Earth lightning, according to a new study  in  the journal Nature—likely   due in part to the fact that Saturn, for reasons unknown, saves its   electrical energy for decades before releasing it in massive storms.

Ring Around the Ringed Planet

Image courtesy Caltech/SSI/NASA

Like a dog chasing its tail, a giant storm on Saturn encircles the ringed planet in a picture taken by NASA’s Cassini orbiter on February 25 and released July 6.

Cassini detected lightning strikes emitting radio waves about 10,000 times more powerful than those from Earth lightning, according to a new study in the journal Nature—likely due in part to the fact that Saturn, for reasons unknown, saves its electrical energy for decades before releasing it in massive storms.