Early Results: Juno at Jupiter

Juno’s MicroWave Radiometer (MWR) passively observes beneath Jupiter’s cloud tops. This artist’s conception shows real data from the 6 MWR channels, arranged by wavelength. Credit: NASA/SwRI/JPL

Last Updated: 11 September 2017

Early results from Juno's mission at Jupiter including approach to Jupiter and the first perijove pass (PJ1).  Juno's scientific objectives include the study of Jupiter's interior, atmosphere and polar magnetosphere with the goal of understanding Jupiter's origin, formation and evolution.  This collection of papers provides early results from Juno's measurements of the gravity and magnetic fields, deep atmospheric microwave sounding, infrared, visible and ultraviolet images/spectra and an array of fields and particles instruments as well as context for the early results with respect to current theory and models of Jupiter's formation and evolution.  Topics include both Juno - Jupiter related theoretical models and data analysis as well as collaborative observations made from Earth based assets.


Watch a rebroadcast as scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter discuss their first in-depth science results at http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2

Early Results: Juno at Jupiter from Science

Bolton, S.J., A. Adriani, V. Adumitroaie, et al. (2017) Jupiter’s interior and deep atmosphere: the first pole-to-pole pass with the Juno spacecraft, Science, DOI:10.1126/science.aal2108

Connerney, J. E. P., A. Adriani, F. Allegrini, et al. (2017), Jupiter's magnetosphere and aurorae observed by the Juno spacecraft during its first polar orbits, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5928.

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