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Jupiter’s magnetosphere and aurorae observed by the Juno spacecraft during its first polar orbits

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Science  26 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6340, pp. 826-832
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5928

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  • Frozen volcanoes may account for the gaseous state of large planets in the solar system
    • Qiuyun Liu, Professor, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Improved Variety Reproduction in Aquatic Economic Animals, Sun Yat-sen University
    • Other Contributors:
      • Juntong Zou, Student, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
      • Beicheng Yang, Student, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

    Under huge gravity, electrons collide with their counterparts or atomic nuclei at substantially increased odds in compressed space. This explains why superconductivity works only at low temperatures. Consequently enormous heat is generated and gives rise to volcanoes. The large gaseous planets in the solar system may be simply a form of frozen volcanoes as they are more distant to the sun than the earth.

    Juntong Zou, 1,2 Beicheng Yang, 1,2 Qiuyun Liu 1,*
    1. Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Improved Variety Reproduction in Aquatic Economic Animals, Biomedical Center, State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, Department of Biochemistry, Lab for Earthquake Perception Genes, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China.
    2. Equal contribution.

    *Correspondence author.
    E-mail address: lsslqy@mail.sysu.edu.cn (Q. Liu)

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    Manuscript editing by Ms. Yan Shi and support from NNSF are appreciated.

    Competing Interests: None declared.