Measuring Jupiter's water abundance by Juno: the link between interior and formation models [EPA]

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.

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R. Helled and J. Lunine
Thu, 13 Mar 14