Jupiter's Aurora

This ultraviolet images shows how the auroral emissions change in brightness and structure as Jupiter rotates.

It also reveals how the magnetic field is offset from Jupiter's spin axis by 10 to 15 degrees.

Credit:

John T. Clarke and Gilda E. Ballester (University of Michigan), John Trauger and Robin Evans (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9632b
Type:Observation
Release date:17 October 1996, 22:00
Size:452 x 433 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
479 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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