New Surprises in the Largest Magnetosphere of Our Solar System

  title={New Surprises in the Largest Magnetosphere of Our Solar System},
  author={N. Krupp},
  pages={216 - 217}
  • N. Krupp
  • Published 2007
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
En route to its ultimate rendezvous with Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft passed through the magnetic and plasma environment of Jupiter in February 2007. Onboard instruments collected high-resolution images, spectroscopic data, and information about charged particles. The results have revealed unusual structure and variation in Jupiter's plasma and large plasmoids that travel down the magnetotail. Data on Jupiter's aurora provide details of the interaction with the solar wind, and a major… Expand
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