NASA shares pics of Jupiter's magical Auroras seen on north and south poles

NASA has shared some stunning images that capture the gas giant Jupiter. The images depict Jupiter’s northern and southern auroras as captured through the Hubble Telescope.

Sharing the images on its Instagram recently, NASA stated that the images were released around 23 years ago. The picture captures the auroras on Jupiter in an ultraviolet light. These auroras appear as curtains of light in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere, NASA explained in the post. 

Images shared along with the post show swirls of light on Jupiter’s north and south poles.

NASA said, Released 23 years ago this month, these views of Jupiter’s northern and southern auroras were taken in ultraviolet light by Hubble. The auroras are brilliant curtains of light in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere

As per a blog post by NASA, such auroras are created when high-energy particles collide with atoms of gas upon entering the planet’s atmosphere near its magnetic poles. Jupiter is known to have the most powerful auroras in the solar system. NASA also explained that Jupiter’s auroras are gigantic in size, hundreds of times more energetic than auroras on Earth. Interestingly, these auroras never cease to exist, unlike those on Earth.

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