Artist's impression of a blue Jovian sprite

Atmospheric phenomena known as "sprites" and "elves" may be spectacularly illuminating the upper cloud layers of Jupiter, according to a newly published study based on data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. These short-lived light displays have been known to manifest on Earth above intense lightening storms, and exist for just a few milliseconds before disappearing.

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