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Last Post 18 Mar 2019 01:23 PM by  Mitzi Adams
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cynthia m
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17 Mar 2019 11:00 PM
    I know aurora's are caused by solar storms, and have seen pictures of them on other planets like jupiter and saturn. Have they been seen on neptune or uranus?
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    18 Mar 2019 07:42 AM
    Hi there! This is a good question! Aurora have been seen on Uranus using the Hubble Space Telescope, but they don't look much like the aurora we have on Earth. You can see the pictures from Hubble and read more about the aurora on Uranus here: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/...-on-uranus
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    18 Mar 2019 07:45 AM
    Hi Cynthia,
    There have been observations of aurora on Uranus and Neptune
    See here for some pictures of aurora on Uranus:
    https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/...-on-uranus
    They are in a funny place - not at all near the rotational poles of the planet because Uranus's magnetic poles are close to the planet's equator than its poles.

    Neptune also has aurora, observed by Voyager-2, but they seem to be relatively faint.

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    18 Mar 2019 01:23 PM
    Hi Cynthia,

    You could expect to see aurorae on any planet that has a magnetic field and an atmosphere.

    Good question!

    Regards,
    Mitzi A.
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