Magnetospherically driven optical and radio aurorae at the end of the stellar main sequence

@article{Hallinan2015MagnetosphericallyDO,
  title={Magnetospherically driven optical and radio aurorae at the end of the stellar main sequence},
  author={G. Hallinan and S. Littlefair and G. Cotter and S. Bourke and L. Harding and J. S. Pineda and R. Butler and A. Golden and G. Basri and J. Doyle and M. Kao and S. Berdyugina and A. Kuznetsov and M. Rupen and A. Antonova},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={523},
  pages={568-571}
}
Aurorae are detected from all the magnetized planets in our Solar System, including Earth. They are powered by magnetospheric current systems that lead to the precipitation of energetic electrons into the high-latitude regions of the upper atmosphere. In the case of the gas-giant planets, these aurorae include highly polarized radio emission at kilohertz and megahertz frequencies produced by the precipitating electrons, as well as continuum and line emission in the infrared, optical… Expand
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