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This artist's concept of lightning distribution in Jupiter's northern hemisphere incorporates a JunoCam image with artistic embellishments. Data from NASA's Juno mission indicates that most of the lightning activity on Jupiter is near its poles. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/JunoCam

39-Year old mystery of Jupiter’s lightning has been solved now

Since 1979, when the NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter, scientists were in wonder about the origin of Jupiter's lightning, Jovian lightning. Previous studies suggested the...