Hubble Provides Complete View of Jupiter's Auroras

Images taken in ultraviolet light by the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) show both auroras, the oval- shaped objects in the inset photos. While the Hubble telescope has obtained images of Jupiter's northern and southern lights since 1990, the new STIS instrument is 10 times more sensitive than earlier cameras.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9804c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 1998, 06:00
Size:539 x 400 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Aurora
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BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
Hubble Space Telescope
STIS
Ultraviolet
U
Hubble Space Telescope
STIS

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