Jupiter's Moment of Inertia: A Possible Determination by JUNO

  title={Jupiter's Moment of Inertia: A Possible Determination by JUNO},
  author={R. Helled and J. Anderson and G. Schubert and D. Stevenson},
Abstract The moment of inertia of a giant planet reveals important information about the planet’s internal density structure and this information is not identical to that contained in the gravitational moments. The forthcoming Juno mission to Jupiter might determine Jupiter’s normalized moment of inertia NMoI = C/MR2 by measuring Jupiter’s pole precession and the Lense–Thirring acceleration of the spacecraft (C is the axial moment of inertia, and M and R are Jupiter’s mass and mean radius… Expand

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