For the first time, lightning-blue sprites and cones have been found orbiting Jupiter’s upper atmosphere through NASA’s Juno mission.
While this may sound like something out of a fictional novel, sprites and convulsions are actually two types of fast, bright light, or temporary bright events.
Although lightning strikes occur on Earth, this is the first time this luminous event has been observed on another planet.
In European mythology, sprats are clever, fairy-like creatures. In science, these are bright centers of light that are electrically charged and rise far above the wind.
These phenomena occur on Earth, usually 100 km above the thunderstorms. Although the light of bright sprites can spread in the sky for 25 to 50 kilometers, this flare-up lasts only in milliseconds.
The shape of these jellyfish is spread both above and below the earth.
Due to the electromagnetic pulse sources the elves, or emission light and very low frequency images are also bright flashes of light.
They can illuminate large areas of the sky that can extend up to 320 kilometers, and their shape looks more like a flat disk.
Rohini S. Giles, lead author of the study and a zoologist, said in a statement:
“But on Jupiter, the upper atmosphere is mostly hydrogen, so they may look blue or pink.”