An Aurora Like No Other Near Jupiter’s North Pole

Some shocking things have been seen recently by a scientist observing Jupiter. Recently a Ph.D. student at the University College of London stated that when he first saw what he saw, he thought it was a mistake. What this Ph.D. student witnessed was a superstorm near Jupiter’s North Pole. The storm resulted in dazzling and captivating flashes of light that were described as being more powerful than the Sun.

These flashes occurred approximately every 26 minutes. This super storm resulted in the forever Aurora on Jupiter getting much larger and flashier. It is believed that this was caused by what is known as a coronal mass ejection. A coronal mass ejection can be described as a large cloud of magnetized plasma that erupted from the sun’s surface. This eruption struck the Jupiter’s magnetosphere and resulted in what was observed by Will Dunn the student previously mentioned.

What essentially was witnessed was something that not too many people will be able to say they have laid their eyes upon before, and that is an Aurora that stretches across Jupiter that is larger than the surface of the entire earth. Could this mean that the same phenomena could occur here on Earth? Maybe, maybe not. What we do know though is that it would be an incredible sight to see.

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