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Jupiter Crowned By Giant Auroras


Named after the king of the gods, Jupiter is living up to its name. NASA’s Hubble space telescope has captured images showing the planet crowned by auroras. Using Hubble’s ultraviolet capabilities, the space agency’s science boffins were able to film the auroras and snap some very pretty pics.

It’s exciting times for our big neighbour, with NASA’s Juno spacecraft set to orbit around Jupiter tonight, after a five year voyage. The main event will be a 35-minute engine burn at 11:18pm EDT. You can watch the mission live via NASA TV.

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