X-ray emissions from the Jovian system

Bhardwaj, Anil (2003) X-ray emissions from the Jovian system Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India, 31 . pp. 159-166. ISSN 0304-9523

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X-ray emissions from Jupiter, discovered by Eisnsten observatory and followed up by ROSAT, have been thought to be excited by energetic and highly charged sulphur and oxygen ions precipitating from the inner magnetosphere into the planet's polar regions. However, recent observations by Chandra telescope have revealed surprising new results, including mysterious pulsating (period -45 minutes) x-ray hot spot in the northern polar regions of Jupiter, that have called into question our understainding of Jovian auroral x-rays. Further, x-rays from the moons of Jupiter - 10, Europea, and probably Ganymede and from the 10 plasma torus have been discovered by the Chandra observatory. This paper presents a brief review of the x-ray emissions from the Jupiter, the Galilean satellites and the 10 plasma torus.

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