How a hidden magnetic field might be shutting down Jupiter's atmospheric jet streams

The famous multicolored bands that run across the face of Jupiter have raised many questions for astronomers since the first observations of the gas giant, and when NASA's Juno orbiter recently began streaming back data they finally started getting some answers. Among them was the discovery that these bands extend thousands of kilometers below the surface, but this posed another question, why do they stop where they do? A new study has put forward an explanation, describing a complex magnetic field that essentially stops these globe-circling jet streams in their tracks... Continue Reading How a hidden magnetic field might be shutting down Jupiter's atmospheric jet streams Category: Space Tags: Juno Jupiter

How a hidden magnetic field might be shutting down Jupiter's atmospheric jet streams

The famous multicolored bands that run across the face of Jupiter have raised many questions for astronomers since the first observations of the gas giant, and when NASA's Juno orbiter ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Gizmag

Study helps solve mystery under Jupiter's coloured bands

Scientists from Australia and the United States have helped to solve the mystery underlying Jupiter's coloured bands in a new study on the interaction between atmospheres and magnetic fields.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Study helps solve mystery under Jupiterís coloured bands, Sun 12 Aug 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

Study helps solve mystery under Jupiter's coloured bands, Fri 10 Aug 18 from SpaceDaily

Billowy Bands Wrap Around Jupiter As Its Magnetic Field and Jet Streams Play

Jupiter's clouds are fascinating for so many reasons: Their patterns resemble the mesmerizing lines of abstract art, they form storms that last over a century, and they may help us understand ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from SPACE.com

The mystery of Jupiter's coloured bands is finally solved!

Experts from the Australian National University studied recent evidence from Nasa's Juno spacecraft which examined Jupiter's these layers of gases (pictured)

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Daily Mail

Magnetic fields impact atmospheric circulation of gas giant planets

Magnetic fields around a planet or a star can overpower the zonal jets that affect atmospheric circulation.

Sat 11 Aug 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

Magnetic Fields Can Quash Zonal Jets Deep in Gas Giants, Thu 9 Aug 18 from Newswise

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