There's plenty of water in Jupiter!

It seems that there is more than the estimated amount of water in Jupiter. We get this idea from new data from the Juno probe orbiting Jupiter. In our article, we close the night by emphasizing this issue a little more.
These data show that water may have formed 0.25% of the molecules in the atmosphere on Jupiter's equator. According to calculations based on the presence of hydrogen and oxygen, which are components of water, these components show that Jupiter has three times more water than the Sun.

On top of these results, scientists also studied in detail the few data from the Galileo vehicle, which was sent to the planet in the 1990s and was deliberately dismissed in Jupiter's atmosphere in 2003. (Towards the end of his term, Galileo's fuel was running low and his vehicle was put into the atmosphere of Jupiter so that he couldn't accidentally hit and damage the icy satellites that might contain life.)
The overlap of data from Galileo and Juno as a result of these reviews can be a key for scientists to better understand how our Solar system comes together. Because Jupiter is probably the first planet in the Solar System, and it is thought that Jupiter collected most of the gas and dust that the Sun left behind as it formed. How much water Jupiter collects in its body can give scientists the opportunity to reveal more possible theories about the formation of Jupiter.

Understanding the formation of Jupiter will also help scientists understand the wind currents of the planet and what components these currents are composed of. In this way, scientists can generalize these findings to understand what other Jupiter-style exoplanets have created.

The results from Galileo surprised scientists even in the 1990s. The vehicle's data seemed to have ten times less water on the planet, contrary to scientists' estimates. The strange thing, however, was that this amount of water increased in the few data Galileo sent from the depths of Jupiter. Scientists thought that this was because the vehicle stopped sending data, that is, at a depth of about 120 km, that the planet's atmosphere was in a better mixed and unchanged state.

However, the infrared telescopes on earth at this time were able to measure the water density in Jupiter during Galileo's dive and showed that Galileo accidentally hit a dry spot and that this water was not in the depths of Jupiter's atmosphere. The first eight close passes of the Juno spacecraft also showed no atmospheric mix. However, later on, the radiometer of the vehicle was able to examine more depth, about 150 km below the depth that Galileo collected data, and found more water than Galileo found.

Scientists are now waiting to compare the measurements made by Juno at the equator with the measurements in the northern region of the planet. Because Juno's 53-day trajectory is gradually shifting north, so they will have the opportunity to study the northern part of the planet more closely at every close pass.


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