Cassini imaging of Jupiter's atmosphere, satellites, and rings

Carolyn C. Porco, Robert A. West, Alfred McEwen, Anthony D. Del Genio, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Peter Thomas, Steve Squyres, Luke Dones, Cart D. Murray, Torrence V. Johnson, Joseph A. Burns, Andre Brahic, Gerhard Neukum, Joseph Veverka, John M. Barbara, Tilmann Denk, Michael Evans, Joseph J. Ferrier, Paul Geissler, Paul HeifensteinThomas Roatsch, Henry Throop, Matthew Tiscareno, Ashwin R. Vasavada

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Abstract

The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem acquired about 26,000 images of the Jupiter system as the spacecraft encountered the giant planet en route to Saturn. We report findings on Jupiter's zonal winds, convective storms, low-latitude upper troposphere, polar stratosphere, and northern aurora. We also describe previously unseen emissions arising from Io and Europa in eclipse, a giant volcanic plume over Io's north pole, disk-resolved images of the satellite Himalia, circumstantial evidence for a causal relation between the satellites Metis and Adrastea and the main jovian ring, and information on the nature of the ring particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1541-1547
Number of pages7
JournalScience
Volume299
Issue number5612
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2003

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    Porco, C. C., West, R. A., McEwen, A., Del Genio, A. D., Ingersoll, A. P., Thomas, P., Squyres, S., Dones, L., Murray, C. D., Johnson, T. V., Burns, J. A., Brahic, A., Neukum, G., Veverka, J., Barbara, J. M., Denk, T., Evans, M., Ferrier, J. J., Geissler, P., ... Vasavada, A. R. (2003). Cassini imaging of Jupiter's atmosphere, satellites, and rings. Science, 299(5612), 1541-1547. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1079462