Juno Jupiter Mystery

Posted: September 30, 2017 by oldbrew in solar system dynamics
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The Current State of JUNO

The lead scientist, Dr. Scott Bolton, admits essentially that Jupiter is not a gas giant, stating ” We’re seeing a lot of our ideas were incorrect and maybe naive.” (1)  Scientists are puzzled to see that the familiar striped cloud layers ‘may be’ only skin deep. These zones and belts either don’t exist or the Juno microwave instrument just isn’t sensitive to it. (2) The gravity experiment is not seeing a concentrated core at the center of the planet or a pure hydrogen interior, the two competing hypotheses, Dr. Bolton stated “and what we found was that neither are true.” Instead, the data suggests a ‘fuzzy’ core, with unexplained ‘anomalous masses’. (3) The enormously powerful ultraoviolet auroral ovals are imagined to be due to energetic particles descending around the poles, but what the Juno JEDI energetic particle detector has detected to date are streams of…

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  1. richard verney says:

    We have a lot to learn and understand, just as we do with Earth’s atmosphere and how it works.

  2. Paul Vaughan says:

    Conclusion drawn during last year: Physicists know 0 / ∞.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Jupiter’s Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery
    SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

    Scientists on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to the giant planet’s powerful auroras – only not in ways the researchers expected.

    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6940

    JPL: “At Jupiter, the brightest auroras are caused by some kind of turbulent acceleration process that we do not understand very well”

  4. Paul Vaughan says:

    Inhibitors lying on the human learning switchboard:
    1. false assumptions
    2. intimidation

    Fire the operator.

    Nothing more than the devil’s finger blocks our pace.

  5. oldbrew says:

    “Comparing the processes at Jupiter and Earth is incredibly valuable in testing our ideas of how planetary physics works.”

    http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/jupiter

  6. Jim says:

    So the best guesses by the best guessers were wrong? Plus, they hedged their bets by limiting the information types gathered. And their basic assumption question was wrong, sounds like something I’ve only just heard of, a scientist may be wrong.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Having better data to work with will at least rule out some speculations.

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