EGU General Assembly 2021
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Jupiter's envelope is not homogeneous

Yamila Miguel1,2, Michael Bazot3, Tristan Guillot4, Eli Galanti5, Yohai Kaspi5, and Saburo Howard4
Yamila Miguel et al.
  • 1Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands (
  • 2SRON, Leiden, Netherlands
  • 3NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Campus, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • 4Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France
  • 5Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

The amount and distribution of heavy elements in Jupiter’s interior is crucial to understand how the planet was formed and evolved. The results provided by the Juno mission in the last years have fundamentally changed our view of the interior of Jupiter. The remarkably accurate gravity data, including odd gravity harmonics, have allowed us to put constrains on the zonal flows, the extent of differential rotation and lead us to find that Jupiter has most likely a dilute core. In this study we do interior structure calculations using a Bayesian statistical approach and fitting all observational constrains, to show that a non-homogenous envelope is also a constraint set up by the Juno measurements, which is helping us to get closer to unveiling Jupiter’s deep secrets. 

How to cite: Miguel, Y., Bazot, M., Guillot, T., Galanti, E., Kaspi, Y., and Howard, S.: Jupiter's envelope is not homogeneous, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-14297,, 2021.