Gigantic aurora lights up Jupiter’s North Pole, gets caught on camera

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by Extraterrestrial, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. They say the bigger, the better and this is especially true when it comes to northern lights. NASA’s Hubble Telescope managed to capture gigantic aurora at Jupiter’s north pole some days before Juno spacecraft arrives at the solar system’s biggest planet.

    The video on NASA’s Facebook page was created by joining many far-ultraviolet images of Jupiter taken at different time by Hubble.

    “These auroras are very dramatic and among the most active I have ever seen. It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a firework party for the imminent arrival of Juno,” Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester said in a statement.

    Jupiter has already attracted scientists’ attention with its nature wonders such as its colorful storms, the most famous being the Great Red Spot, but turns out it has more mysteries and beauty in store.



    Gigantic aurora lights up Jupiter’s North Pole, gets caught on camera

    Pretty cool.
     
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  2. Science is kewl.
     
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