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Lightning ‘Sprites’ Have Been Detected on Jupiter For The First Time, NASA Says – ScienceAlert

Jupiter’s lightning seems to produce brilliant flashes of light high above its water clouds — alien versions of Earth’s red sprites and elves.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft just captured images of colorful bursts of lightning-like electricity high in Jupiter’s atmosphere.
These phenomena — jellyfish-shaped “sprites” and glowing disks called “elves” — also occur high up in Earth’s atmosphere during thunderstorms. They were first documented in 1989. Scientists predicted that other planets that have lightning, like Jupiter, would also produce these transient luminous events.
But nobody had ever seen alien sprites or elves until now.
Juno has been…

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