Jasmina Matos of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center said in a statement that when the spacecraft is listening in the correct position, the Juno’s Waves instrument can receive these radio waves. Researchers use Juno data to determine where the radio emissions from Jupiter’s huge magnetic field come from. These data reveal the behavior of huge magnetic fields generated by gas giant planets.
According to the research team, radio waves come from space and can be described as hollow cones, with the correct conditions: the correct magnetic field strength and the correct electron density. According to NASA’s statement, the signal rotates like a beacon, and Juno will receive it only when the “light” shines on the spacecraft.
radio data also shows that the electrons that generate these radio waves emit a lot of energy, which is 23 times larger than the researchers expected. According to the research team, these electrons can also come from other sources, such as planetary magnetic fields or solar wind.
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