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9
Aug
2018

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

“There were many theories with answers that vary from just a few kilometers below the clouds to all the way deep inside Jupiter’s interior,” Australian National University’s Dr Navid Constantinou tells New Atlas. “Nobody really knew the answer until just before the spacecraft Juno arrived at Jupiter. After Juno arrived, it made precise measurements to determine, amongst other things, how deep these jets go. It was discovered that they go as deep as 3,000 km (1,900 mi) and then they terminate abruptly.”

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