fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Earth is not the only planet in our solar system with auroras. As the solar wind—a stream of rarefied plasma from our sun—blows through the solar system, it interacts with the magnetic fields of other planets as well as our own. Saturn’s magnetic field second only to Jupiter’s in strength. This strong magnetosphere deflects many of the solar wind’s energetic particles, but, as on Earth, some of the particles get drawn in along Saturn’s magnetic field lines. These lines converge at the poles, where the high-energy particles interact with the gases in the upper reaches of Saturn’s atmosphere. As a result, Saturn, like Earth, has impressive and colorful light displays around its poles. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser & L. Calçada, source video; via spaceplasma)

veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

profiting:

realizing its 3 am on a school night

image

space-pics:

Jupiter and Iohttp://space-pics.tumblr.com/

space-pics:

Jupiter and Io
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

factualfeminist:

We can’t forget about this. It’s still going on.