Planets and Moons  ID: 12296

Exploring Jupiter's Magnetic Field

Magnetic fields are all around us, unseen forces that can shape their environments in profound ways. Earth's magnetic field shields us from the solar wind, but the dynamo that generates it is hidden from view by the magnetized rock beneath our feet. Aside from the Sun, the solar system's largest magnetosphere belongs to Jupiter – a gargantuan magnetic windsock with a tail stretching out to the orbit of Saturn. Now, NASA is sending the Juno spacecraft to peer beneath Jupiter's clouds, giving scientists their first glimpse of the dynamo driving this giant magnetic field. In this interview, Juno Deputy Principal Investigator Jack Connerney discusses the mission and its magnetometers.

Music from Killer Tracks: "Beep," "Jupiter's Eye," "Original Conquest," "Through the Mist," "Lost Roads."

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Credits

John Connerney (NASA/GSFC):
Interviewee
Scientist

Dan Gallagher (USRA):
Producer
Editor

Rob Andreoli (AIMM):
Videographer

John Caldwell (AIMM):
Videographer

Walt Feimer (HTSI):
Animator

Lisa Poje (USRA):
Animator

Chris Smith (Self):
Animator

Elizabeth Zubritsky (ADNET Systems, Inc.):
Project Support

Sarah Schlieder (NASA/GSFC):
Science Writer

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.):
Support

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Mission:
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Keywords:
SVS >> Dynamo
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Jupiter
SVS >> Magnetic Fields
SVS >> Magnetosphere
SVS >> Voyager
SVS >> Juno
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Magnetometer
SVS >> Magnetometry