AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 31. Magnetic Fields in the Solar System
Invited, Monday, June 3, 2002, 3:40-5:10pm, Ballroom C

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[31.01] The Magnetosphere of Jupiter

F. Bagenal (University of Colorado)

Jupiter is a planet of superlatives: the most massive planet in the solar system, rotates the fastest, has the strongest magnetic field, and has the most massive satellite system of any planet. These unique properties lead to volcanoes on Io and the existence of energetic plasma in the jovian system that provides a physical link between the satellites, particularly Io, and Jupiter. Although it has been know for over 30 years that Io modulates Jupiterís radio emissions, only very recently has the direct connection been demonstrated. This talk presents recent explorations of Jupiter's vast and dynamic magnetosphere by Galileo, Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini .


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