The data collected by the space station Juno (NASA), as part of its scientific mission, indicate that the atmospheric winds of the gas giant Juno penetrate deep into its atmosphere and last longer than similar atmospheric processes on Earth. The results of this study will improve understanding of the internal structure of Jupiter, as well as help understand the history of the formation of the largest planet in our solar system.
These amazing scientific results show that new technologies help to make more and more important discoveries about Jupiter and other planets.
According to Scott Bolton, the scientific leader of the mission from the South-Western Research Institute, San Antonio, “We carried out only a third of the mission, but we already see Jupiter in a completely different light.”
The depth to which the winds and storms spread on Jupiter famous has been a mystery for many decades. However, now scientists have access to such information.
Measurement by the automatic interplanetary station Juno of gravity of Jupiter indicates the presence of asymmetry.
On the gas planet, such asymmetry can exist only due to the penetration of air currents into the interior of the planet.
Thus, the magnitude of the asymmetry in the force of gravity shows how deep the jet streams extend into the heart of the planet.