As NASA's Juno Spacecraft heads toward the solar system's biggest planet, astronomers have also turned the attention of the Hubble Telescope toward Jupiter to assist in the research. One of the images that has returned reveals a light show at Jupiter's poles that will make anything taking place at Burning Man look like Dad's boring Christmas lights in comparison.
The Hubble has photographed a massive aurora on Jupiter that, unlike our own Northern Lights, never stops and covers an area larger than Earth itself. Auroras are created when "high energy particles enter a planet’s atmosphere near its magnetic poles and collide with atoms of gas." On Jupiter, home of gads of storms like the Great Red Spot, this process never ceases creating an ongoing light show that was first discovered by the Star Trek-loving Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1979.