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Juno mission observes ‘sprites’ dancing in Jupiter’s atmosphere – CNN

Two types of quick, bright flashes of light, called blue sprites and elves, have been detected in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter by NASA’s Juno mission. It’s the…

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(CNN)Blue sprites and elves have been detected twirling in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter by NASA’s Juno mission. While it may sound like something out of a fantasy novel, sprites and elves are actually two types of quick, bright flashes of light, or transient luminous events.
Although these lightning-like flashes happen on Earth, this marks the first time these luminous events have been spotted on another planet.
In European mythology, sprites are clever, fairy-like creatures. In science, they’re…

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