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Plasma moments in Ganymede’s wake during the Juno flyby

Presentation #314.06 in the session Icy Satellites, Fields and Particles (Poster)

Published onOct 23, 2023
Plasma moments in Ganymede’s wake during the Juno flyby

On June 7, 2021, the Juno spacecraft executed the first flyby of Ganymede since the Galileo era and briefly entered Ganymede’s magnetosphere. Downstream of Ganymede’s magnetopause, Juno observed plasma and magnetic field perturbations several radii away from the moon, followed by a passage into a region of Ganymede’s environment which was not observed by Galileo. The region features increased ion and electron densities, heating, and broadened angular distributions. We discuss the characteristic properties and structure of this region and present plasma moments derived from data collected by the Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment (JADE).

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