"It's thanks to the exquisite accuracy of Juno's gravity field measurements and the great work of my colleagues Luciano Iess and William Folkner from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who analyzed the radio signal from the probe to extract the gravity field information that we were able to extract that asymmetry", said Guillot.
Three papers appearing in Nature on March 8 answer a question that scientists have been asking ever since Galileo first observed the famous stripes of Jupiter: Are the colorful bands just a pretty surface phenomenon, or are they a significant stratum of the planet?
In a first, they found that these cyclones were in polygonal patterns, with eight surrounding one central cyclone at the north pole, and five around one in the south pole (as you can see in the lead image). The recent findings will perk up understanding of the planet's core mass, interior structure and eventually, its origin.
The inner workings of Jupiter are amongst the most tantalising mysteries of our solar system. Provided their spacecraft stays healthy and funded, the Juno team is contemplating additional measurements that could further probe Jupiter's interior, such as monitoring tidal bulges raised by large moons whipping around the planet.
"But the Juno data has now provided evidence that there are north-south asymmetries in the gravity field of the gas giant".
Arun Jaitley leads TDP - BJP alliance breakup!
For North Eastern states and three hill states in the country, the Finance Commission suggested special status . The centre is not fulfilling the promises it made.We have been raising the matter since the day of budget.
The research group with the collaboration of Daniele Durante and Paolo Racioppa and other researchers from Italian and foreign universities and scientific institutions, managed to establish the depth of the winds, based on the measurements of the planet's gravity carried out by the probe.
An illustration depicting the USA space agency's Juno spacecraft in orbit above Jupiter'sGreat Red Spot. They also suggest the electrical conductivity of a gas-giant planet's atmosphere is the crucial property that sets the limits for such a world's dynamic winds, as ionized gases at high pressures drag against its magnetic field. "Juno's unique orbit and evolutionary high-precision radio science and infrared technologies enabled these paradigm-shifting discoveries", said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno from the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio.
The discoveries include clusters of cyclones - nine at the North Pole and six at the South Pole. This jet stream contains an estimate of 1 percent of the planet's entire mass. These new findings are being published in a series in the journal Nature.
Even more surprising, the astronomers agreed that the biggest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter, spits jet stream up to 3,000 kilometers from its "surface" which is made of a mixture of helium an hydrogen that, under the planet's gravitational force, rotate in a similar way as the rocky surfaces of Earth or Mars.
While these storms might look like the same cyclone with branched arms, they are actually separate storms that are densely packed. "Now, we have been able to observe the polar weather up-close every two months", said Alberto Adriani, Juno co-investigator from the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology, Rome, and lead author of the paper. The northern cyclones each range from between 4,000 and 4,600 km across in size. Kaspi, are much stronger than the fiercest winds on Earth, and they have lasted for at least hundreds of years. "There is nothing else like it that we know of in the Solar System". At the north pole, eight storms surrounded one storm at the center.
The midterm elections have kicked into gear as Texas voters headed to the polls for the first statewide primaries of 2018. Attorney General Ken Paxton , who is under felony indictment on charges of securities fraud, is unopposed in the primary.
A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the US opioid overdose epidemic is worsening. Overdose visits alone don't capture the severity of the problem. "We wanted more timely information", Schuchat says.
The Syrian rebel-controlled Damascus suburb has been cut off from the world by the Assad regime and Russian Federation . They added that it was the eighth suspected chlorine attack on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in the past two months.
The victor of Best actress category in Oscars this year, Frances McDormand was in for a big surprise after the event. Bryant's Instagram account shows him holding trophies from several big awards shows while posing as a victor .
I always believe we can win. "We want to finish second, but it is huge pressure for us to finish in the top four". The United forward toyed with van Aanholt before finishing a shot on the ground past Hennessey.
Amazon Prime memberships are now available at the special price of $5.99 per month for tens of millions of American consumers. But customers won't be able to share their Prime membership with a second adult, as with a regularly priced Prime membership.
According to the NWS, a High Wind Warning is issued when "a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring". SUNDAY: A wintry mix of rain to snow will be possible, with a chilly afternoon high temperature of 49 degrees.
In fact, they could draft one as early as the first round, especially if Kyle Fuller departs for greener pastures in free agency. USC's Sam Darnold didn't throw at the Combine, but some draft analysts still view him as the best passer in the draft.
Another weather system will bring the chance for rain and snow showers to Delmarva for the second part of the day on Sunday . Last night's snow was a hard forecast, but ended up coming close to what was expected.
It was one of the deadliest United States school shootings in the U.S. , where dozens of massacres have occurred in recent years. Time reports that the shooting , which also left a male student injured, happened during dismissal time on Wednesday.
Under Pakistan's constitution a bill can not become law unless it is passed by both upper and lower houses of parliament. Pakistan's four provinces each have the same number of senate seats, but senators' votes are weighted by population.
The Duchess was greeted by lots of enthusiastic fans who were excited to see her and her growing baby bump . With every appearance, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge never fail to impress with their stylish outfits.
Lawyers for Powerball winner claim $559M prize
Jane Doe was the 11th Powerball jackpot victor in New Hampshire history - and her massive payout is the biggest in state history. Meanwhile this week, United States news outlets reported on "Jane Doe", the victor of the largest Powerball jackpot in history.
'Just 48 HOURS' Iran's grave threat over nuclear deal
On February 13, French President Emmanuel Macron said Iran's ballistic missile program must be placed under global surveillance. Masoud Jazayeri, who this weekend said Tehran only would give up its missiles when the West abandons nuclear weapons.
China's tumbling space station may crash near NZ
This affects all satellites and spacecraft in low-Earth orbit, like the International Space Station (ISS), for example. And now scientists have revealed that the "out-of-control" space station may crash on earth is just a few weeks now.
Michael B Jordan offers to replace fan's retainer
Sophia admitted that the response to the post has been "overwhelming" but she's been trying her best to keep up with the response. Robb later privately messaged Jordan, to which she announced that the star had replied to her private message.
Nunberg Meltdown, Recent Resignations Mar Trump White House
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also at the meeting, along with Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. TheDaily Beast reported that several of Nunberg's friends were concerned he had been drinking before the interviews.
E-cigarettes aren't a good option after all!
However, recent studies on adolescents showed that they were exposed to at least five toxic chemicals that could lead to cancer . E-CIGARETTES could increase your risk of cancer even when there's no trace of nicotine , experts have warned.
23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test
The FDA today granted authorization for a direct-to-consumer test for a highly selected group of cancer-associated BRCA mutations. The test also does not provide information on a person's overall risk of developing any type of cancer.
USA sees security risk from Qualcomm deal
In the letter , Treasury officials said many of its national security concerns surrounding the potential takeover are classified. CFIUS can approve or propose changes to deals, but only the president can block a transaction on national security grounds.