Jupiter's Synchrotron Emission Induced by the Collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

  title={Jupiter's Synchrotron Emission Induced by the Collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9},
  author={C. Olano},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  • C. Olano
  • Published 1999
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
From July 13 to August 21, 1994, we observed Jupiter at 1420 MHz using one of the 30-m single dishes of the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía. After the impact of fragment G, we detected a rapid increase of the 21cm-continuum flux, which reached the maximum (≈ 20% of Jupiter's flux) at the end of the impact period. The nature of this radiation is clearly synchrotron. We interpret it in terms of a new population of relativistic electrons (≈ 2 × 1029) injected into the Jovian magnetosphere… Expand
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