dancing green, red and purple ribbons of light periodically illuminate the night sky from the Arctic Circle
They are caused when energetic
solar winds interact with atmospheric gases, they light up in brilliant colors
It turns out
that auroras aren't unique to our planet; they exist on other celestial bodies, too.
Recently discovered aurora
on Mars snakes halfway around the Red Planet, despite the fact that Mars has only patchy magnetic field lines.
Some auroras on Saturn
are generated by weather patterns, according to 2021 research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters
The most powerful auroras
in the solar system occur on Jupiter. These intense bursts of electromagnetic radiation are up to 30 times stronger than those on Earth