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For the first time, “sprite” lightning strikes have been detected on Jupiter, says NASA

NASA’s Juno spacecraft just captured images of colorful bursts of lightning-like electricity in Jupiter’s atmosphere. These phenomena, which include jellyfish-shaped “sprites” and glowing discs called “elves,” also occur high in the Earth’s atmosphere during thunderstorms. They were first documented in 1989. Scientists predicted that other lightning planets, such as Jupiter, …

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