NASA's Chandra Finds Saturn Reflects X-Rays from Sun
Erica Hupp/Dolores Beasley
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Video release: 05-069
The groundbreaking first observation of X-rays from Saturn’s low-latitudes appeared as a direct response to this solar event captured by the GOES Solar X-Ray Imager. This solar flare is classified as an M6 – meaning it is medium-sized with the potential to cause brief radio blackouts at Earth's polar regions. (NOAA/SEC)
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