Jupiter's atmosphere are "mysterious".
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discuss the planet Jupiter
- especially its electromagnetic interaction
with its moons and the rest of the Solar System...
Immanuel Velikovsky predicted
Jupiter's magnetic field in October of 1953.
It is commonly suggested that magnetic fields are created by,
The rotating "dynamo" is
said to generate electricity that, in turn, generates a planet's
dipolar magnetic field (or moon in the case of
According to a recent press release, data from the Juno spacecraft suggests that "hot spots" on Jupiter are much wider and deeper than anticipated.
The findings were announced on December 11, 2020.
According to Scott Bolton, Juno's lead investigator,
One discovery that illustrates Jupiter's electrical environment is its aurora.
On Earth the
aurora borealis, for example, is
caused by charged particles from the solar wind traveling through
the magnetosphere into the polar regions.
A NASA investigator, Jack Connerney, wrote:
An electrical connection between Jupiter and its moons means that they are not electrically 'neutral'...
Jupiter exists in an electrodynamic relationship with the Sun, and it was thought that charged particles (the solar wind) power planetary aurora.
However, since Jupiter's
auroral storms are seen when
solar activity is low, Io's
influence might provide a key to studying other planetary bodies
with magnetic fields.
The electricity travels
within Jupiter's magnetic field, creating lightning in the planet's
upper atmosphere, as well as those intense aurora at the poles.
Tidal forces and
volcanoes are presented as the cause for the activity seen on Io,
for example, rather then the several million ampere charge flow that
exists between it and its parent body...