Jul 16

Hubble captures vivid auroras in Jupiter’s atmospher

Source: ESA/Hubble Photo Release heic1613

heic1613aAuroras on Jupiter.
Image credits: NASA, ESA.

Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the Solar System, Jupiter. This observation programme is supported by measurements made by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, currently on its way to Jupiter. (learn more)

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