Measuring Jupiter's water abundance by Juno: The link between interior and formation models

Ravit Helled, Jonathan Lunine

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Abstract

The Juno mission to Jupiter is planned to measure the water abundance in Jupiter's atmosphere below the cloud layer. This measurement is important because it can be used to reveal valuable information on Jupiter's origin and its composition. In this paper, we discuss the importance of this measurement, the challenges in its interpretation, and address how it can be connected to interior and formation models of Jupiter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2273-2279
Number of pages7
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume441
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Planets and satellites: Composition
  • Planets and satellites: Formation
  • Planets and satellites: Individual: Jupiter
  • Planets and satellites: Interiors

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