Particles of the solar wind warmed the Jupiter's stratosphere

The researchers analyzed data from an infrared spectrometer mounted on the Subaru telescope.

The observations were made in the winter and spring of 2017.

The results of the study showed that the moleculesmethane and other hydrocarbons in the stratosphere of Jupiter begin to glow more intensely in the infrared range at the same time as the intensity of the glow in the ultraviolet range at the poles of the gas giant increases.

Previously, astronomers from Lund Universitysuggested that Jupiter, the largest body in the Solar System, likely formed much further from the Sun and then migrated to its current location.