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Jupiter's Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

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Jupiter northern lights

This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter's northern lights through the filters of the Juno Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Bertrand Bonfond

Scientists on NASA''s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter's polar regions that contribute to the giant planet's powerful aurora—only not in ways the researchers expected.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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