Jupiter’s magnetic field
Today’s Video of the Day from Caltech shows Jupiter’s magnetic field based on observations by the Juno spacecraft.
Details and images obtained by the Juno mission are providing scientists with new insight into how planets form and behave.
David Stevenson is a professor of Planetary Science at Caltech. He explained that the magnetic and gravity data have been “invaluable but also confounding.”
“Although there are puzzles yet to be explained, this is already clarifying some of our ideas about how planets form, how they make magnetic fields and how the winds blow.”
Stevenson presented an update of both the Juno and the Cassini missions at the 2019 American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston.
Video Credit: Caltech