NASA mission discovers Jupiter’s inner secrets

11 Mar 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Spacecraft Juno has collected new data on its mission to Jupiter revealing some of the swirling inner mysteries of the giant gas-planet.

The surface of Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the solar system, consists of alternating bright and dark bands of gas and winds flowing in opposite directions at massive speed, CNN reported.

Previously there have been extensive studies of the helium-and-hydrogen planet’s surface, but now gravity measurements collected by Juno indicate that this turbulent outer layer extends to a depth of 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers).

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