Scientists have looked deep into Jupiter
Apparatus Juno send NASA data on the processes that occur in the bowels of Jupiter at a depth of three thousand kilometers. The journal Nature published four articles on the inner structure of the planet - the first, the second, the third and the fourth.
As The Verge notes, new data suggests that Jupiter is an even more complex planet than previously thought.
For example, strong vortices fixed in its atmosphere, as it turned out, penetrate the interior of the planet and cause changes in the gravitational field. The researchers found that it is asymmetric in the direction from north to south.
In this case, the gas core of Jupiter rotates, according to the information on gravity, as a solid body.
In addition, Juno transmitted images of the surface of the planet made in the infrared range. It turned out that the cyclones in the atmosphere of Jupiter at its poles are folded into bizarre patterns. Why this happens, the scientists have not yet figured out.
Juno launched in 2011, the orbit of Jupiter station was released in 2016. The device will work until the middle of 2018, then it will be brought down to the atmosphere of the planet, where it will burn.