Israeli scientist helps discover ‘a whole new Jupiter’

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Israeli scientist helps discover ‘a whole new Jupiter’

Talking with ISRAEL21c from the NASA Southwest Research Institute in Texas, Yohai Kaspi explains 4 initial revelations provided by the Juno Mission. By Abigail Klein Leichman on Israel21c.org – May 28, 2017

Less than a year into its planned three-year study of the planet Jupiter, NASA’s Juno research spacecraft  already has revealed or confirmed facts that the Juno Science Team – including Yohai Kaspi of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science – could only guess at previously.

“We knew, going in, that Jupiter would throw us some curves,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator. “But now that we are here we are finding that Jupiter can throw the heat, as well as knuckleballs and sliders. There is so much going on here that we didn’t expect that we have had to take a step back and begin to rethink of this as a whole new Jupiter.”

Talking with ISRAEL21c from the NASA Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, where the team meets after each 53-day orbit to analyze data transmitted from the Juno Mission, Kaspi shared highlights of the research published Friday in Science and accompanied by 44 detailed papers in Geophysical Research Letters.

Fact #1: Jupiter’s core is more packed with heavy elements and bigger than scientists thought, measuring between 7 and 25 Earth masses as opposed to the previously assumed 0 to 14, though the new understanding is that it is more diluted.

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