Jupiter Io Auroral Wiggles

Fig. 1. Jupiter auroral oval with ‘footprints of Io, Europa, and Ganymede

Italian scientists, responsible for the JIRAM imaging spectrometer on the NASA Juno mission, have magnified infrared images of the Io footprints equatorward of the North and South auroral ovals shown in ultraviolet light in Figure 1 for reference.  These footprints reflect the interaction of Io with the powerful magnetic field of Jupiter, but their constant brightness is not consistent with the currently accepted hypothesis that they are the result of ions being emitted by Io because Io is known to have sudden outbreaks of volcanoes, which should then cause fluctuations in the footprints that are not observed. Because Io moves more slowly than the magnetic field of Jupiter which corotates with the planet, Alfen waves are thought to be present in the Io flux tube encircling Jupiter but these cannot be the source of the short wavelengths in the Io footprint. Both the auroral ovals and the footprints are generated by the helions from the fusion reaction.

Cyclic Catastrophism

Fig. 2.  Helion streams which produce Jupiter’s magnetic field. Yellow stream produces the magnetic field. Blue are the vortical streams producing auroral ovals and satellite footprints.

Previous posts here have advanced an entirely new theory of Jupiter. This posits that each auroral oval is produced by a toroidal stream of 1028 4.98 MeV helions/sec from a fusion reaction at 22 degrees south latitude which exit the atmosphere at the Great Red Spot and impact the polar regions with energies 10 terawatts, the equivalent of about 10,000 nuclear reactors. NASA sanctioned ‘researchers’ currently believe that these constant auroral ovals are due to electrons “from the magnetosphere”, which have not been detected.

Fig. 3. Swirling patterns of Galilean moon footprints by Juno JIRAM
imaging spectrometer.

Cyclic catastrophism proposes that the constant power of the Io & Europa footprints are the result of helions scattered just poleward from the powerful toroidal streams that form the ovals and become captured in the Jupiter-Io  & Europa flux tubes. The new work  cited supports this hypothesis, revealing “swirling patterns” along the path of the footprints as shown in Figure 3.

~ by Angiras on July 6, 2018.

 
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