Jupiter's magnetosphere and aurorae observed by the Juno spacecraft during its first polar orbits

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  • Author: Connerney, J. E. P.

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States

  • Author: Adriani, Alberto

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Allegrini, F.

    Southwest Research Institute, United States

  • Author: Bagenal, F.

    University of Colorado Boulder, United States

  • Author: Bolton, S. J.

    Southwest Research Institute, United States

  • Author: Bonfond, B.

    University of Liege, Belgium

  • Author: Cowley, S.W.H.

    University of Leicester, United Kingdom

  • Author: Gérard, J.C.

    University of Liege, Belgium

  • Author: Gladstone, G. R.

    Southwest Research Institute, United States

  • Author: Grodent, D.

    University of Liege, Belgium

  • Author: Hospodarsky, G.

    University of Iowa, United States

  • Author: Jørgensen, John Leif

    Measurement and Instrumentation Systems, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Kurth, W. S.

    University of Iowa, United States

  • Author: Levin, S. M.

    California Institute of Technology, United States

  • Author: Mauk, B.

    Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, United States

  • Author: McComas, D. J.

    Princeton University, United States

  • Author: Mura, A.

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Paranicas, C.

    Johns Hopkins University, United States

  • Author: Smith, J. E. T.

    California Institute of Technology, United States

  • Author: Thorne, R. M.

    University of California at Los Angeles, United States

  • Author: Valek, P.

    Southwest Research Institute

  • Author: Waite, J.

    Southwest Research Institute, United States

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The Juno spacecraft acquired direct observations of the jovian magnetosphere and auroral emissions from a vantage point above the poles. Juno's capture orbit spanned the jovian magnetosphere from bow shock to the planet, providing magnetic field, charged particle, and wave phenomena context for Juno's passage over the poles and traverse of Jupiter's hazardous inner radiation belts. Juno's energetic particle and plasma detectors measured electrons precipitating in the polar regions, exciting intense aurorae, observed simultaneously by the ultraviolet and infrared imaging spectrographs. Juno transited beneath the most intense parts of the radiation belts, passed about 4000 kilometers above the cloud tops at closest approach, well inside the jovian rings, and recorded the electrical signatures of high-velocity impacts with small particles as it traversed the equator.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume356
Issue number6340
Pages (from-to)826-832
ISSN0036-8075
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 35
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