Auroras on Other Planets


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Auroras on Other Planets

A guest (Maurice Cotterell?, Walter Cruttenden?, someone else?) on the show a month or so back was asked by a caller if northern lights occurred on other planets. The guest said no.

However, auroras do occur on most of the other planets. Auroras have been observed on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Venus, and Mars. That leaves only Mercury as the lone planet where an aurora has never been observed. In addition, Jupiter’s moons, Io, Europa, and Ganymede, have been observed with auroras.

Auroras on Jupiter, Saturn, and Io
This is a composite of three images showing auroras on Jupiter, Saturn, and Io.

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5 responses to “Auroras on Other Planets

  1. auroras are douches. they are not pretty and don’t even occur on my fave planet mercury. what a joke.

    • are you 5 years old? who calls auroras douches? you just ruined my whole experience on this website and maybe even my childhood . You need to get a grip, build a bridge and get over it. No one here wants to read nasty comments like yours and they most likely dont want to read my commmet either. your a joke.

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  3. Pingback: Encyclopedia Entry #1 – Aurora | I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

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