Jupiter's Decametric Radio Emission and the Radiation Belts of Its Galilean Satellites

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Science  01 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3818, pp. 971-972
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3818.971


Many of the observed properties of Jupiter's decametric radiation may be explained by postulation that the inner Galilean satellites of Jupiter have magnetic properties that strongly distort Jupiter's magnetic field in the region of each satellite. Charged particles from Jupiter's radiation belts are trapped by these distorted fields and emit synchrotron radiation.