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Comment on Mysterious glowing aurora over Saturn confounds scientists

AsylumSeaker Mon, Nov 24, 2008
It isn't "terrain" per se. Saturn is a gas giant and what you see in that image are cloud formations. Saturn is famous for its rings, but more recently this hexagonal cloud banding has amazed sightseers:

My guess is not that the aurora is influenced by the shape of the clouds but that both the clouds and the aurora are influenced by the magnetic field of the planet.