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Hubble Captures Amazing Aurora in Jupiter's Atmosphere

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posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope to study auroras on other planets in our Solar System have released this stunning image of an aurora on Jupiter ahead of Juno's arrival.
Principal investigator of the study ,Jonathan Nichols , said It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a fireworks party for the imminent arrival of Juno."


The auroras were photographed during a series of Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph far-ultraviolet-light observations taking place as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches and enters into orbit around Jupiter. The aim of the program is to determine how Jupiter's auroras respond to changing conditions in the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emitted from the sun.



Not only are the auroras huge in size, they are also hundreds of times more energetic than auroras on Earth. And, unlike those on Earth, they never cease. While on Earth the most intense auroras are caused by solar storms — when charged particles rain down on the upper atmosphere, excite gases, and cause them to glow red, green, and purple — Jupiter has an additional source for its auroras. The strong magnetic field of the gas giant grabs charged particles from its surroundings. This includes not only the charged particles within the solar wind, but also the particles thrown into space by its orbiting moon Io, known for its numerous and large volcanos.
hubblesite.org...


The Roar of Jupiter as Juno enters Jupiter's magnetosphere


NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's immense magnetic field. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016.


edit on 2-7-2016 by gortex because: edit to add link




posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: gortex

That is awesome!

But it is a 'real' picture - normal light wavelengths, etc?

No linky so I can't check.

Thanks.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: TommyD1966

Sorry forgot the link , fixed now.


The image is an ultraviolet-light observation.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Thanks for the link.

The link also has time-lapse videos. I didn't realize that Jupiter basically has aurorae full time. Cool.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 08:46 AM
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That's beautiful!! I love seeing pretty much anything to do with space. Imagine that in our atmosphere.




posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope to study auroras on other planets in our Solar System have released this stunning image of an aurora on Jupiter ahead of Juno's arrival.
Principal investigator of the study ,Jonathan Nichols , said It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a fireworks party for the imminent arrival of Juno."


The auroras were photographed during a series of Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph far-ultraviolet-light observations taking place as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches and enters into orbit around Jupiter. The aim of the program is to determine how Jupiter's auroras respond to changing conditions in the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emitted from the sun.



Not only are the auroras huge in size, they are also hundreds of times more energetic than auroras on Earth. And, unlike those on Earth, they never cease. While on Earth the most intense auroras are caused by solar storms — when charged particles rain down on the upper atmosphere, excite gases, and cause them to glow red, green, and purple — Jupiter has an additional source for its auroras. The strong magnetic field of the gas giant grabs charged particles from its surroundings. This includes not only the charged particles within the solar wind, but also the particles thrown into space by its orbiting moon Io, known for its numerous and large volcanos.
hubblesite.org...


The Roar of Jupiter as Juno enters Jupiter's magnetosphere


NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's immense magnetic field. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016.



It's almost like there is a circular trail, as well as the the atmosphere being excited.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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originally posted by: smurfy
It's almost like there is a circular trail, as well as the the atmosphere being excited.


The circular trail is caused by ions from Jupiter's moons hitting the atmosphere, principally from the volcanic moon Io.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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Awesome!

But it's definitely NASA disinfo covering up aliens Terra forming Jupiter as a base for an impending Earth invasion.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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For scale reference the Great Red Spot visible in the image would encompass three earths in its circumference. Thats some big radiation going on there.

For those that would like a long playing version of Jupiters Symphony, Voyager 1 captured some as recorded in here. Gets wild after about 6 minutes. No editing, no filters...



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

For scale reference the Great Red Spot visible in the image would encompass three earths in its circumference. Thats some big radiation going on there.

For those that would like a long playing version of Jupiters Symphony, Voyager 1 captured some as recorded in here. Gets wild after about 6 minutes. No editing, no filters...


oh wow, that's awesome.

I have the sound of the Sun somewhere, i dl it from a nasa site about 5 yrs ago or so.

Nice Post



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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I had a dream about Jupitor 2yrs ago or so

People were running from it, and then this man appeared. He asked me what i wanted and i said i wanted to leave this planet.

Then i became aware and walked around conveying a message, which was to the people there not to build their homes under the shadow of Jupiter.

It was huge, it shadowed the earth. All i remember was there was chaos everywhere.

Im sorry please continue.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

For scale reference the Great Red Spot visible in the image would encompass three earths in its circumference. Thats some big radiation going on there.

For those that would like a long playing version of Jupiters Symphony, Voyager 1 captured some as recorded in here. Gets wild after about 6 minutes. No editing, no filters...


How many nights have I had to listen to that!

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posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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No editing, no filters...

And, it should be noted, no sound.
It is electromagnetic noise.

Earth's aurora:

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posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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And, it should be noted, no sound.
It is electromagnetic noise.

Sound, noise, noise, sound. Technically you're right, Phage (as usual). Sound propagates through a medium like atmosphere, electromagnetic signals propagate through the vacuum of space. But they also form waves, like sound does. Currently our understanding is lacking when it comes to the 'medium' (ether, vacuum) of space.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 12:45 PM
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But they also form waves, like sound does.

Entirely different sorts of waves. Not very comparable in any manner.

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posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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How many nights have I had to listen to that!

In what capacity? Were you trying to decode it?



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: intrptr




But they also form waves, like sound does.

Entirely different sorts of waves. Not very comparable in any manner.

Waves, nonetheless. Is this to be a discussion on particle wave theory, or wave particle theory?
I hold that waves of particles generate just about everything we see or measure with instruments. Further, the waves of particles propagate through a medium. Other wise, they wouldn't appear as waves.

Whether its waves of water molecules, sand, ice or photons of light, when measured, they appear to us as waves.







posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 01:00 PM
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I have the sound of the Sun somewhere, i dl it from a nasa site about 5 yrs ago or so.

The sun is really loud. So loud it heats the corona to a million degrees. Thats some sub woofer.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

That's pretty damn loud...

let me find my mp3, perhaps if i do, i can post it here.



posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Awesome!

But it's definitely NASA disinfo covering up aliens Terra forming Jupiter as a base for an impending Earth invasion.

Jupiter? A gas Giant? I assume this was sarcastic. One alien ship that has the tech to traverse the universe could destroy us all in minutes.

Anyway that is a cool pic.




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