Observations of Electromagnetically Coupled Dust in the Jovian Magnetosphere

  title={Observations of Electromagnetically Coupled Dust in the Jovian Magnetosphere},
  author={Harald Kr{\"u}ger and Eberhard Gr{\"u}n and Amara Lynn Graps and S. Lammers},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
We report on dust measurements obtained during the seventh orbit of the Galileo spacecraft about Jupiter. The most prominent features observed are highly time variable dust streams recorded throughout the Jovian system. The impact rate varied by more than an order of magnitude with a 5 and 10 hour periodicity, which shows a correlation with Galileo's position relative to the Jovian magnetic field. This behavior can be qualitatively explained by strong coupling of nanometer-sized dust to the… 

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