Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

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Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:26 pm

Hubble spots auroras on Uranus
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Ever since Voyager 2 beamed home spectacular images of the planets in the 1980s, planet-lovers have been hooked on auroras on other planets. Auroras are caused by streams of charged particles like electrons that come from various origins such as solar winds, the planetary ionosphere, and moon volcanism. They become caught in powerful magnetic fields and are channeled into the upper atmosphere, where their interactions with gas particles, such as oxygen or nitrogen, set off spectacular bursts of light.

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Re: Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

Postby Rob Lister » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:16 pm

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Re: Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

Postby Rob Lister » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:23 pm

I hear they're sending a probe to investigate

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Re: Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

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