NASA Cassini Lightning Crackles on Saturn:  New JPL Podcast

Press Release From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2006


Sounds made from radio emissions during a recent lightning storm on Saturn are contained in a new podcast posted online at:  .  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  and .  Additional JPL podcasts are at .

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