Aurora over Jupiters South Pole from Juno


Why is there a glowing oval over Jupiter's South Pole? Aurora. Near the closest part of its first pass near Jupiter in August, NASA's robotic spacecraft Juno captured this dramatic infrared image of a bright auroral ring. Auroras are caused by high energy particles from the Sun interacting with a planet's magnetic field, and ovals around magnetic poles are common. Data from Juno are giving preliminary indications that Jupiter's magnetic field and aurorae are unexpectedly powerful and complex. Unfortunately, a computer glitch caused Juno to go into safe mode during its last pass near the Jovian giant in September. That glitch has now been resolved, making Juno ready for its next pass over Jupiter's cloud tops this coming Sunday. via NASA http://ift.tt/2h2oM3h

1 comment:

M Slater said...

Seriously, you can't even see the north pole of jupitor in these photos, its in shadow!, all thats visable is the edge of a massive hexagon! I would like suggest that the hexagon atop saturn (and jupitor) is more simple than we realise, magnetism has a centripetal vortex which pulls matter closer together, the tightest formation under pressure results in packing atoms into hexagonal close packing or geometric placements, around a single point, this creates a hexagon in the geology or atmosphere of the planets or moons with a strong enough magnetic core. All planets have hexagons in their north poles geology as can be seen with the naked eye on all of nasas photos (just look for them). Find a facebook page called electric field lines to see what I mean. Ken wheelers book, 'uncovering the secrets of magnetism' explains all we need to figure out what's going on in all of nature, cosmology and the attempts of particle physics. the mainstream is embarrassed and faulty in all of its conclusions. Look at the picture of the southern red aurora, it's hexagonal! Are you blind? where's the field theorists on this!!!? Art Hobson has written a great paper called There are no particles only fields, read it.