Scientists found a record-high magnetic induction close to the atmosphere of Jupiter.
An international team of scientists unveiled the first official results of a scientific mission Juno (Jupiter Polar Orbiter). Specialists, in particular, found a record-high magnetic induction close to the atmosphere of Jupiter. Dedicated to this study published in two papers in the journal Science.
Magnetic induction in the area near the equator of the gas envelope of Jupiter (7,766 Gauss) twice the value predicted by earlier theoretical models, and about 10 times stronger than the corresponding value for the Earth reported in the first work. There are described giant cyclones propagating in the planet’s atmosphere is 1.4 thousand kilometers.
The second publication devoted to the polar auroras of the gas giant, it also describes the dynamics of the magnetosphere of Jupiter, she was found with time changing rapidly.
The objectives of the Juno mission is the study of clouds and polar auroras of Jupiter. With the help of the station, scientists hope to learn more about the origin of planets, the structure, the physical properties of its atmosphere and magnetosphere. Mission Juno should be completed in February 2018, the flooding of the station in the gas giant’s atmosphere.
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