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Disturbing whistling and wheezing on Jupiter

Have you ever wondered, what sounds the other planets? It’s a pretty interesting experience hear for example. Of Jupiter. The opportunity we have with a mission to probe the Juno.

Recently, an unmanned probe of the American space agency NASA, Juno, after five years in space got to orbit the largest planet in the solar system to Jupiter. During the first phase of the mission, Juno (Juno in Roman mythology is a wife of Jupiter, the Supreme ruler of heaven and Earth, God of the sky, storm and rain, and the father of the gods), to reach the goal during his five-year journey to beat up 500 million kilometers.

Strange anomalies in magnetic fields

The culmination of the efforts of scientists to be exceptional photos, 3D images and different kinds of measurements, prepared by nine instruments that were on board this weighing 3 625 kg satellite. In the 20 months the Mission of Juno will not only never before performed photographs the planet in high definition, but also examine carefully the composition and structure of the atmosphere of Jupiter, its gravitational field and magnetic and look exactly the magnetosphere of a huge planet.

One of the flavors that we owe the Juno is the ability to listen sounds from Jupiter. The recording was founded at a time when the probe through across the borders of the magnetic field of the planet. NASA has provided an abridged version with over 2 hours of material.

This mysterious, according to many disturbing, slightly metallic sound of the bow shock (bow shock) that arises as a result of trespassing probes in the range of the magnetic field of the gas giant. Box to protect Jupiter from strong winds. The sound occurs when these winds (they rush at supersonic speed) are moving towards the planet, where they are rapidly slowed by hitting magnetosphere. Bow shock, the researchers compare to the effect. “sonic boom”, which arises when the aircraft exceeds the sound barrier, creating at the same time a shock wave.

Juno probe will end his pioneering mission in February 2018, total cost, starting from the planning stage, to complete the mission is about 1,107B USD