Jupiter’s magnetic field is surprisingly weird

NASA’s Juno spacecraft reveals unusual magnetism that suggests a convoluted interior

Jupiter's magnetic field illustration

HIDDEN DEPTHS  Beneath Jupiter’s clouds, the planet’s magnetic field (illustrated) behaves differently in the northern and southern hemispheres.

JPL/NASA

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