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'Cold' great spot discovered on Jupiter

A second Great Spot has been discovered on Jupiter by University of Leicester astronomers, rivalling the scale of the planet's famous Great Red Spot and created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet's polar ...

dateApr 11, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Supersonic plasma jets discovered

Information from ESA's magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10 000°C.

dateMar 27, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Blue jets studied from ISS

For years, their existence has been debated: elusive electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere that sport names such as red sprites, blue jets, pixies and elves. Reported by pilots, they are difficult to study as they ...

dateFeb 09, 2017 in Space Exploration
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