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Jupiter’s aurorae differs

28 March 2015

At http://phys.org/print346495927.html … flows of electrically charged ions and electrons accelerate along Jupiter's magnetic field lines (fountain like blue curves) … see below

  … which trigger aurorae. The accelerated particles come from clouds of material spewed out of volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io. As such, there is a continuous auroral glow on Jupiter thousands of times brighter than anything caused by the solar wind on Earth.

There are also auroral 'explosions' on Jupiter – periods of dazzling brightness similar to auroral storms on the Earth.

I think you may well find a posting on this at www.thunderbolts.info

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