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What makes Saturn's atmosphere so hot

The upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants -- Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune -- are hot, just like Earth's. But unlike Earth, the Sun is too far from these outer planets to account for the high temperatures. Their heat source has been one of the great mysteries of planetary science. Saturn and it's aurora [Credit: NASA] New analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds a viable explanation for what's keeping the...

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