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Hubble Provides Complete View of Jupiter's Auroras

Hubble Provides Complete View of Jupiter's Auroras


Depicts: Jupiter
Copyright: John Clarke (University of Michigan), and NASA

Jupiter's auroral images are superimposed on a Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 image of the entire planet. The auroras are brilliant curtains of light in Jupiter's upper atmosphere. Jovian auroral storms, like Earth's, develop when electrically charged particles trapped in the magnetic field surrounding the planet spiral inward at high energies toward the north and south magnetic poles.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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