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Glowing planets

I watch “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and during the opening credits, this bizarre if-Saturn-were-hot-lava planet shows up, both confounding me and fascinating me:

I was wondering if a planet can really look like that (I still am), when I came across this APOD image of Saturn, photographed in infrared:

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

3 replies on “Glowing planets”

I record the episodes and watch them at my leisure. I usually fast-forward through the opening credits, but must stop at the part where Gene Roddenberry\’s name appears. Must see his name or it\’s not Star Trek. 🙂

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