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borealis: Jovian aurora, photographed by Hubble Space Telescope, spring 2005.
Looking at the north pole of Jupiter. I believe that the bright dots at bottom left are the origins of magnetic flux tubes to Europa and Ganymede, and the bright streak at right is the link to Io.
From Visit 3 of Proposal 10140.
Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScl. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

Europa, sixth moon of Jupiter, in rotation. And now, some fun facts:
Europa is estimated to be about 4.5 billion years old, about the same age as Jupiter.
Europa is 1,900 miles (3,100 km) in diameter, making it smaller than the Earth’s moon, but larger than Pluto.
On average, Europa’s distance from the sun is about 485 million miles/780 million kilometers.
Discovered by some dude named Galileo.
Its orbital distance from Jupiter is 414,000 miles (670,900 km).
It takes Europa three and a half days to orbit Jupiter. The same side of the Europa faces Jupiter at all times.
It is the 15th largest body in the solar system, and the smallest of the Galilean moons.
The surface temperature at the equator never rises above minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 160 degrees Celsius).
(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Signs of Water Found on 5 Alien Planets by Hubble Telescope
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected water in the atmospheres of five planets beyond our solar system, two recent studies reveal.
The five exoplanets with hints of water are all scorching-hot, Jupiter-size worlds that are unlikely to host life as we know it. But finding water in their atmospheres still marks a step forward in the search for distant planets that may be capable of supporting alien life, researchers said.
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Astronomers discover a planet that shouldn’t be there

An international team of astronomers has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star.
Weighing in at 11 times Jupiter’s mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance, planet HD 106906 b is unlike anything in our own Solar System and throws a wrench in planet formation theories. 
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