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Scientists already know that Jupiter’s auroras are caused by more than just solar storms. The planet’s gigantic magnetosphere also brightens the otherworldly lights with a constant stream of mega-intense charged particles. And all this is happening on a huge scale. Think of it this way: If Jupiter’s enormous magnetic field were visible to the eye, scientists say, it would appear from Earth to be the same size as the sun—even though it is five times farther away. –– Adrienne LaFrance, Jupiter Puts on a Light Show For Juno

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