Solar activity sparks powerful X-ray aurorae on Jupiter

Solar activity can prompt a massive increase in the intensity of Jupiter’s polar aurorae, according to a new study drawing on data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Charged particles from a powerful solar storm were observed creating an impressive light show as they struck the Jovian planet in October 2011…
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