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Jupiter's atmospheric beauty is more than skin deep NASA's Juno discovers a brand new Jupiter!!!

Discoveries

Date: March 15, 2018

Source: Southwest Research Institute

In the year and a half NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter, the science team led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton has discovered that the orange and white bands that characterize Jupiter's outer atmosphere extend thousands of miles into the gas giant's atmosphere. The findings are part of a four-article collection about Juno science results in the March 8th edition of the journal Nature.

 

 

Impact Of Discovery

"With Juno only about a third of the way through its primary mission, we are being presented with a whole new Jupiter that is shaking up our basic understanding of giant planets throughout the universe," said Bolton, principal investigator of the mission and a coauthor of the Nature papers. "Surprisingly, the Jupiter we grew up knowing and loving, dressed in gorgeous colorful bands across its midsection, is now known to be beautiful down deep as well."

Expected Time On Market

The discovery is only for research purpose !!!