NASA unveils the bewildering beauty of Jupiter’s enormous polar light shows — Quartz

Posted on July 3, 2016

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Ever seen fireworks on Jupiter? It’s quite something. Astronomers have released breathtaking photos, taken with the Hubble space telescope, of Jupiter’s gigantic auroras, which are light shows caused by high-energy particles entering the planet’s atmosphere near the poles and colliding with gas atoms. They are hundreds of times more powerful than Earth’s, due largely to…

via NASA unveils the bewildering beauty of Jupiter’s enormous polar light shows — Quartz

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