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I Aurora on Uranus?

  1. May 22, 2016 #1
    I have recently learnt that Earth is not the only planet that has the Northern and Southern lights, as many other planets, including Jupiter and Uranus also have them.

    I fully understand why Earth has them and all of the science behind it, however, I also recently learnt that, whereas Earth's auroras are typically in wavy patterns, the auroras of Uranus would be in large dots.

    Can anyone explain why?
    Many thanks in advance.
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  3. May 22, 2016 #2


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    Interesting, with the axis of rotation pointed nearly directly at the sun this could make a difference.


    This one is a curiosity also. http://www.space.com/15171-venus-auroras-magnetic-field.html
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