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Jupiter's Winds Come From Within

11/14/2005 3:15 PM

Researchers claim that a new computer model proves that Jupiter's massive winds are generated from deep within the giant plantet's interior. "Jupiter's surface is the tail; the dog is the hot interior of the planet", says Jonathan Aurnou, UCLA assistant professor or planetary physics.

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11/15/2005 1:02 PM

I'd believe it. Jupiter's a gas giant, it makes sense that the atmosphere would act differently then earth's. But it makes me wonder why the winds are organized in horizontal bands; of course the core temperature could be striated, showing discrete changes along the longitudinal axis. Just a thought

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