Aurora Like Northern Lights Dance in Nearby Solar System

Astronomers reveal aurorae happening between a star and exoplanet in the GJ 1151 star system — one of the closest stars to Earth.

or the first time ever, astronomers have observed aurora occurring around a small red dwarf star called GJ 1151, less than 27 light years from Earth. This exo-aurora, triggered by a planet with a mass similar to our own world, is not unlike what is seen on Earth as northern and southern lights. This discovery marks the first physical evidence that aurora can be produced by interactions between the magnetic…



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