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    Strange objects punching holes in Saturn's rings.

    Currently, I am subscribed to a NASA newsletter that sends me interesting things everynow and then. Today, I got this:

    http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012...turn_Ring.html

    Kind of interesting. Unfortunately, no pictures. If they have pictures by tomorrow, Ill post them on here.

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    Sometimes I wonder if Saturn is a great big space station that is also a super giant Tesla coil, the outer rings being the primary coil, the planet itself a spherical/spiral secondary coil.

    After all, Saturn has the most powerful lightning in the solar system. "The lightning flashes [on Saturn] are 10,000 times stronger than lightning flashes on Earth, research team member Georg Fischer, of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, said via email."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro522 View Post
    Currently, I am subscribed to a NASA newsletter that sends me interesting things everynow and then. Today, I got this:

    http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012...turn_Ring.html

    Kind of interesting. Unfortunately, no pictures. If they have pictures by tomorrow, Ill post them on here.
    There's actually a link to a video of the action included in that report.

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    I did not realize the video at first. Heres the link that takes you directly to the video.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ca...i20120423.html

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    Looks like meteors shooting through them from time to time.

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