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NASA's Juno Mission detects waves in Jupiter's Atmosphere

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JunoCam data has detected atmospheric wave trains, high atmospheric structures that trace each other as they roam the planet, most concentrated near Jupiter’s equator.

Three waves can be seen in this excerpt of a JunoCam image taken February 2, 2017 during June’s fourth aviation city of Jupiter. The region depicted in this picture is part of the visible dark band just north of Jupiter’s equator called the Northern Equatorial Belt. (NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / JunoCam)

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Three waves can be seen in this excerpt of a JunoCam image taken on February 2, 2017, at Juno’s fourth airport in Jupiter. The region depicted on this image is part of the visible dark band north of Jupiter’s equator called the Northern Equatorial Belt. (NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / JunoCam)

The JunoCam images have solved less distances between individual wave cams in these trains than ever before. This research provides valuable information about both the dynamics of Jupiter’s atmosphere and its structure in the regions under the waves.

“JunoCam has calculated more clear wave trains than any other spacecraft since Voyager,” said Glenn Orton, a junior scientist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “The trains, which consist of as few as two waves and as many as several dozen, can have a distance between cams as small as about 65 kilometers and as big as about 760 miles (1200 kilometers). The shadow of the wave structure in a picture made it possible to calculate the height of a wave to be about 6 kilometers high. “

Most of the waves are seen in elongated wave trains spread across an east-west direction, with wave cams perpendicular to the train’s orientation. Other fronts in similar wave trains lean significantly relative to the wave train orientation, and still other wave trains follow oblique or meandering roads.

“The waves can occur near other johannes atmospheric traits, near warts or along the lines of flow, and others do not have any relation to anything nearby,” says Orton. “Some wave trains appear to converge and others seem to overlap, possibly at two different atmospheric levels. In one case, the wavefront appears to be radiant from the center of a cyclone. “

Although the analysis is ongoing, most waves are expected to be atmospheric gravity waves – up and down rings that form in the atmosphere over something that interferes with airflow, such as a blast of thunderstorms, disturbances in the flow of other functions or from someone JunoCam is uniquely qualified for making such a discovery. JunoCam is a color, visible light camera that offers a wide-angle field designed to capture remarkable images of Jupiter’s poles and cloud peaks. As Junos JunoCam participated in the spacecraft primarily for public involvement, although its images are also useful to the science team.

Juno was launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and arrived in circulation around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. So far, it has completed 15 science pass exercises is Jupiter. Juno’s 16th science pass will be on October 29th.

Under these aircraft, Juno searches Jupiter’s cloudy clouds and studies its auroras to learn more about the planet’s origin, structure, atmosphere, and magnetosphere.

JPL manages the Juno mission of Scott Bolton, the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.

The Juno mission is part of the New Frontiers program, managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama for the Directorate of Science. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colorado, built spacecraft. JPL is a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California.

More information about the Juno assignment can be found at:

https://www.nasa.gov/juno

https: //www.missionjuno.swri .edu

The audience can follow the assignment on Facebook and Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/NASAJuno

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