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Fraser
2008-Mar-09, 11:40 PM
Jupiter has a powerful magnetic field 20,000 times stronger than the Earth's. It is therefore of no surprise that the highly energetic and damaging particles flying around in the Earths Van Allen Belts can be found within Jupiter's magnetosphere too. But are the mechanisms energizing these particles the same for both planets? New research suggests [...]

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