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Record 29 of 848
Flyby Delivers Multiple Deep Jupiter Probes
Author and Affiliation:
Spilker, T. R.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA United States)
Hubbard, W. B.(Arizona Univ., Lunar and Planetary Lab., Tucson, AZ United States)
Ingersoll, A. P.(California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA United States)
Abstract: In situ probes are the most reliable means for sampling composition and conditions deep in giant planet atmospheres. While exceeding its baseline mission, the Galileo probe entered a distinctly non-representative region of Jupiter (a 'hot spot') and apparently did not measure the full deep abundances of such important species as H2O and H2S, whose measured abundances were still increasing at the deepest datum. Multiple deep (approx. 100 bar) in situ probes minimize the hot spot risk, and address spatial variations and deep constituent abundances. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2001
Document ID:
20010041283
(Acquired May 18, 2001)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Forum on Innovative Approaches to Outer Planetary Exploration 2001-2020; 81; (LPI-Contrib-1084); (SEE 20010041202)
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: JUPITER PROBES; SAMPLING; SPACE EXPLORATION; IN SITU MEASUREMENT; ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION; JUPITER ATMOSPHERE; SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS
Availability Notes: Abstract Only; Available from STI Support Services only as part of the entire parent document
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