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lightning at Jupiter's pole

IN A FLASH  Unlike Earth lightning, which is most concentrated at the equator, Jupiter’s strikes at its poles, as shown in this artist’s rendition.

Venus

PUSH AND PULL  New research has shown that Venus’ thick atmosphere, shown here in an image from the Japanese space agency’s Akatsuki spacecraft, can speed up the planet’s rotation.

Pillars of Creation

PILLAR OF STRENGTH  Columns of cosmic gas and dust dubbed the Pillars of Creation (shown in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope) may be propped up by an internal magnetic field.

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