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Jovian lightning whistles a new tune

The Juno spacecraft has detected unprecedented numbers of ‘whistlers’ and ‘sferics’ in its orbits around Jupiter, both indications of high lightning flash rates in the atmosphere of the gas giant planet.

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Background image, Jupiter and Juno image, NASA/JPL; inset reproduced from ref. 5, Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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Bortnik, J. Jovian lightning whistles a new tune. Nat Astron 2, 521–522 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-018-0483-3

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