Jupiter’s Mysterious Aurora

Jupiter's Mysterious Aurora

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Scientists have discovered a mysterious new type of aurora at Jupiter, which doesn’t seem to fit any of our existing models. It hints that something unknown is taking place on the planet.

What they found is confusing. Jupiter’s brightest aurora appears to be powered by a process that we’ve never seen before. This aurora can have a power of about 1,000 milliwatts per meter squared, compared to just 10 or 20 milliwatts per meters squared for Earth’s aurora.

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Jupiter’s Mysterious Aurora

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