Aurora on Jupiter

Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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The Hubble telescope has taken a lot of amazing pictures. The one above of the aurora at tyhe poles of Jupiter really struck me. I always pictured Jupiter's atmosphere to be roiled and seething, but then the aurora would happen at a much higher altitude. Be sure to enlarge the picture for a better view of the aurora.

From the Hubble Heritage image gallery, which has tons of great pictures from the Hubble Telescope.