Hubble Time-lapse Video of Aurora on Jupiter (May 19, 2016)

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Duration: 11 seconds

This time-lapse video of the vivid auroras in Jupiter's atmosphere was created using far-ultraviolet-light observations made on May 19, 2016, with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble is particularly suited to observing and studying the auroras on the biggest planet in the solar system, as they are brightest in the ultraviolet.

Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Jupiter, Planetary Atmospheres/Weather, Solar System


Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Nichols (University of Leicester)

Publication: June 30, 2016

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