Alternating currents cause Jupiter's aurora

An international team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the current system responsible for Jupiter's aurora. Using data transmitted to Earth by NASA's Juno spacecraft, they showed that the direct currents were much weaker than expected and that alternating currents must therefore play a special role. On Earth, on the other hand, a direct current system creates its aurora. Jupiter's electric current system is kept going in particular by large centrifugal forces, which hurl ionized sulfur dioxide gas from the gas giant's moon Io through the magnetosphere.

Alternating currents cause Jupiter's aurora

An international team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the current system responsible for Jupiter's aurora. Using data transmitted to Earth by NASA's Juno spacecraft, they showed that ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Juno Finds Mysterious, Unexpected Currents Crackling Through Jupiter's Magnetosphere

There are turbulent electrical currents coursing through the gas giant's outer atmosphere, producing brilliant auroras.

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Mysterious alternating currents found on Jupiter

Researchers have found mysterious, unexpected alternating currents going through Jupiter's atmosphere, very similar to what is seen on Earth.

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Jupiter's auroras powered by alternating current

New analysis of Juno mission data suggests Jupiter's auroras are powered by alternating current, not direct current.

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