Planets and Moons  ID: 13007

Jupiter Magnetic Tour

NASA’s Juno mission has provided the first view of the dynamo, or engine, powering Jupiter's magnetic field. The new global portrait reveals unexpected irregularities and regions of surprising magnetic field intensity, including one already playfully known as the Great Blue Spot. Red areas show where magnetic field lines emerge from the planet, while blue areas show where they return. As Juno continues its mission, it will improve our understanding of Jupiter's complex magnetic environment. Learn more about Juno's observations, and the new map of Jupiter's magnetic field.


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John Connerney (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Animator
Elizabeth Zubritsky (ADNET): Writer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center