Jupiter's aurora's captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope June 30, 2016. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is best known for its colorful storms, the most famous being the Great Red Spot. The extraordinary vivid glows shown in the new observations are known as auroras. They are created when high-energy particles enter a planet’s atmosphere near its magnetic poles and collide with atoms of gas. As well as producing beautiful images, this program aims to determine how various components of Jupiter’s auroras respond to different conditions in the solar wind, a stream of charged particles ejected from the sun.
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