Hercules A

Hercules A
Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A - Many thanks to: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kurth and 10 collaborators 2012, The Juno Waves investigation of Jupiter

I refer to Kurth and 10 collaborators, 2012:
"The Juno Waves investigation"

"The Juno spacecraft was successfully launched on 5 August 2011 to begin its journey to Jupiter. With its arrival in the summer of 2016, the latest in a series of missions to Jupiter will begin. Juno will explore the origins of not only Jupiter, but also the solar system as a whole by understanding the interior of the planet and its atmospheric composition and dynamics. Juno will also be the first mission to explore Jupiter's polar magnetosphere and auroras. The Waves investigation is part of a suite of instruments which will contribute to this latter objective. Waves will measure wave electric fields in the frequency range from 50 Hz to 40 MHz and magnetic fields in the range of 50 Hz to 20 kHz to study radio and plasma waves in Jupiter's polar magnetosphere. Most importantly, Waves will contribute to understanding auroral processes at the giant planet via in situ observations of the sources of Jovian hectometric and decametric radiation as well as plasma waves which likely accelerate particles as part of the auroral process."