For the first time, astronomers have snapped photos of auroras lighting up Uranus’s icy atmosphere. Two fleeting, Earth-size auroral storms were imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope as they flared up on the dayside of the gas giant in November 2011. Nearly 4 billion km away, the seventh planet from the Sun remains one of the most mysterious but with some luck and persistence a team of astronomers have figured out an innovative way to remotely study this gas giant.
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