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Jupiter’s enormous auroras

This is incredible ! If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada, and Iceland, check out Jupiter! Jupiter’s glorious, massive , endless auroras , hundreds of times more energetic than earth’s are caused by the gas giant’s enormous magnetic field reeling in charged particles from the solar wind.
“It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a firework party for the imminent arrival of Juno! These auroras are very dramatic and among the most active I have ever seen !” says Dr. Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester, UK.
The new observations and measurements made with Hubble and NASA’s Juno spacecraft will help to better understand how the Sun and other sources influence auroras. To highlight changes in the auroras Hubble Space Telescope is observing Jupiter daily for around one month.
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