Radiation near Jupiter detected by Juno/JEDI during PJ1 and PJ3

C. Paranicas, B. H. Mauk, D. K. Haggerty, G. Clark, P. Kollmann, A. M. Rymer, J. R. Szalay, D. Ranquist, F. Bagenal, S. M. Levin, J. E.P. Connerney, S. J. Bolton

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Abstract

After its capture into Jupiter orbit early in the summer of 2016, the Juno spacecraft made three close flybys of the planet to date. The Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument (JEDI) made continuous measurements during perijoves in late August and early December. Here we describe the radiation (approximately hundreds of keV to more than 10 MeV charged particles) that was measured close to Jupiter. The purpose of this paper is to present some of the first direct energetic charged particle measurements ever obtained at high magnetic latitude very close to Jupiter and to interpret these data using techniques that rely on the instrument design. We generate an electron energy spectrum in an intense radiation region where the JEDI foreground is only about 40% of the rate due to >15 MeV electrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4426-4431
Number of pages6
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

Keywords

  • high latitude
  • Juno
  • Jupiter
  • radiation

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