The Great Red Spot – the bright, round eye of Jupiter, the constant storm that can engulf the Earth – has many wonders yet. Scientists who study the depths of the earth from afar have now discovered that the storm travels as much as 200 miles[300 km]into the atmosphere.
Taking advantage of the equipment contained in NASA Juno Astronomical research, the first spacecraft orbiting Jupiter in two decades, astronomers used magnetic fields and microwaves to reveal that the Red Earth goes deeper and has a more complex shape than previously thought. They published their findings in magazine Science Thursday.
“This is the first window we’ve had inside Jupiter,” said Scott Bolton, an astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, a senior Juno mission researcher and author of one of the two papers. “Looking at the side of the Great Red Spot, it looks like a pancake, but we were expecting the lump to be a little thinner.”
Juno is slightly larger than a school bus, and is smaller than the largest planet in our region, which the study has been orbiting since 2016 at a distance of 10,000 miles. But it carries the highest level of expertise in its framework, including the tools needed for its Gravity Science test. Since Jupiter does not have the same magnitude anywhere, its orbits can be tracked through a small rotation of the earth’s gravitational force. Juno has a radio transmitter, which jumps from NASA’s Deep Space Network, a group of radio stations on Earth that support a variety of space missions. If there is a slight variation on the return voyages, then the speed of the ship has shifted — due to the gravitational pull or the lowering force of gravity within the other part of the flying Jupiter. It’s a similar idea to NASA Grace satellites measuring groundwater is over under the earth.
“The inconsistencies are minimal: We’re talking 10 micrometers per second. It’s amazing how accurate we are with this device,” said Marzia Parisi, a Juno scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and a new researcher, looking at the measurements. this pull.
Parisian and his colleagues have found that the magnitude of the madness of the Great Red Spot is about 200 or 300 kilometers from the sky of Jupiter. That’s not small. If such a storm were to occur on Earth, its altitude would be much greater than the earth’s distance and elevation International Space Station.
Astronomers often compare events in the atmosphere of Jupiter with the weather on Earth. Large Red Ribs can be likened to hurricanes or tornadoes. (Technically, since the storm travels around in circles, scientists call it a hurricane. antiTyphoon.) But the earth’s atmosphere is the intermediate between the oceans and the earth, which can destroy storms, while Jupiter and the earth’s atmosphere. “I don’t think there will be a lasting storm on the earth,” said the Parisian. Astronomers believe that the Red Sea has been in existence for centuries.