Tuesday, April 16

Astronomers Will Soon Study Auroras on Uranus and Saturn

Using the James Webb Telescope, astronomers will soon study Auroras on both Uranus and Saturn. The teams of astronomers are at the University of Leicester.

With the telescope, the astronomers hope to take a better look at both of the planets. The auroras on Uranus were discovered last year, thanks to a team at the University of Leicester School of Physics and Astronomy.

The study will happen in early 2025, which will capture images of Uranus over a single Uranus day, which lasts 17 hours.

The Saturn project will be led by Boston University Center for Space Physics, and it will observe the gas giant’s northern aurora region for 10.6 hours.

Image Credit: NASA/Hubble