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Saturday, May 12, 2007



Jupiter's Northern Lights

The aurora phenomenon on Jupiter was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectograph (STIS) in 1998. This link will take you to the Hubble STIS site (like a sci-fi picture book). http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/html/heic0009a.html

Discoveries suggest that Jupiter's aurora may be 1000 times more powerful than Earth's. http://www.sprl.umich.edu/CassiniHSTJupiterflyby/

That must be some light show! :O

2 comments:

  1. Being from Alaska, I have a thing for Northern Lights.
    :o)

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  2. I'll bet you get some spectacular shows up there, Kimber An.

    When I lived in northern Michigan we occasionally got some very brilliant displays, like wavy curtains of colored light. So impressive, and a bit eerie, too. I was trying to imagine the intensity of some of those displays x 1000. (Wow!)

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