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NASA Cassini Lightning Crackles on Saturn:  New JPL Podcast

By SpaceRef Editor
February 16, 2006
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NASA Cassini Lightning Crackles on Saturn:  New JPL Podcast
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Sounds made from radio emissions during a recent lightning storm on Saturn are contained in a new podcast posted online at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcast/saturn-lightning/  .  The audio sounds like the crackling we hear when we’re listening to AM radio during a thunderstorm on Earth. 

The lightning was captured by the Cassini spacecraft.  The podcast also includes an interview with a Cassini scientist, Dr. Bill Kurth of the University of Iowa. 

Cassini has been orbiting Saturn and its moons since July 1, 2004 . More information on Cassini is at www.nasa.gov/cassini  and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov .  Additional JPL podcasts are at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/indexPod.cfm .

SpaceRef staff editor.