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Jupiter Emits Incredible Light Show While Strange Sounds Are Captured By Juno Spacecraft

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As NASA s Juno spacecraft approaches Jupiter after its five-year epic journey through our solar system, both Hubble and Juno have been giving us an incredible insight into the gas giant.

Hubble has captured a stunning full profile image of Jupiter showing off its rarely seen before aurora.

Everything about Jupiter is big, so it should come as no surprise then that Jupiter s aurora is actually bigger than planet Earth.

In fact to give you just some idea of scale, the Great Red Spot seen in the lower right-hand side is a giant storm so massive that it alone could contain two-three Earths.

Jupiter s aurora is hundreds of times more powerful than the northern lights we see here on Earth.

These permanently glowing light shows are created by vast quantities of high energy particles being drawn in by Jupiter s magnetosphere and then colliding with the gas.

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