Jupiter’s Magnetic Field Visualization

September 12, 2018
CreditNASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
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A simplified model of Jupiter's massive magnetic field, known as a magnetosphere.

Jupiter's magnetosphere is the largest object in the solar system. If it glowed in wavelengths visible to the eye, it would appear two to three times the size of the Sun or Moon to viewers on Earth.

In this visualization, the magnetic field structure is represented by gold/copper lines.

The semi-transparent grey mesh in the distance represents the boundary of the magnetosphere. Major satellites of the planetary system are also included.

When appropriate for the time window of the visualization, the Voyager flyby trajectories are indicated.

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