Jupiter’s strange auroras are weirder than expected

In a study published in Nature Astronomy this week, astronomers announced that they’d finally been able to observe Jupiter’s southern x-ray hot spot in detail using data from the XMM-Newton and Chandra space observatories in 2007 and 2016. Surprisingly, Jupiter’s x-ray hot spots weren’t exactly in synch across the hemispheres.

Source: Jupiter’s strange, pulsating auroras are even more mysterious than we thought

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