The NASA/ESA Cassini spacecraft was placed into orbit six years ago circling Saturn. Since then, numerous close-up images and videos have been released to the public. One of the most recently released videos feature a series of lightning strikes on Saturn.
The frames in the video were obtained over a 16 minute time span on Nov. 30, 2009. The super-flashes lasted less than one second. According to Discovery News, “the super-flashes are half the width of Arizona and unleash at least 10,000 times more energy than their wimpy cousins on Earth.” View the video here.