Hubble Provides Complete View of Jupiter's Auroras

Jupiter's auroral images are superimposed on a Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2image of the entire planet. The auroras are brilliant curtains of light in Jupiter's upper atmosphere. Jovian auroral storms, like Earth's, develop when electrically charged particles trapped in the magnetic field surrounding the planet spiral inward at high energies toward the north and south magnetic poles.

Credit:

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

About the Image

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Id:opo9804d
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 1998, 06:00
Size:491 x 470 px

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Name:Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
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