View Full Version : Jupiter is Buffeted by Solar Wind

2005-Sep-08, 04:09 PM
SUMMARY: Scientists have uncovered the workings of an invisible bubble of charged particles that surround Jupiter and interact with the solar wind. This bubble is called the magnetosphere and extends to a distance of 100 times the diameter of Jupiter itself. 14 months ago, two spacecraft: Galileo and Cassini took simultaneous readings of the giant planet's magnetosphere from different vantage points. Detailed results of their findings will be published in scientific journals in the next few days.

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