Hubble provides complete view of Jupiter's auroras

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a complete view of Jupiter's northern and southern aurorae.

Images taken in ultraviolet light by the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) show both aurorae, the oval- shaped objects in the inset photos.

Credit:

John Clarke (University of Michigan), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9804a
Type:Collage
Release date:7 January 1998, 06:00
Size:2240 x 2312 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter
Type:Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
Category:Solar System

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