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: 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 .
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