Conclusions And Outlook

The Galileo dust measurements have drastically expanded our knowledge about dust in the Jupiter system. In fact, Jovian dust has been studied to at least a similar extent as cosmic (i.e. non-artificial) dust in the Earth environment. The properties of the various

Table 1

Physical parameters of dust populations detected in-situ at Jupiter. Column 2 gives typical particle sizes (radii) assuming spherical particles, col. 3 the mean measured impact speeds, col. 4 lists the radial distance range where the particles have been detected, and col. 5 gives derived particle number densities in space.

Table 1

Physical parameters of dust populations detected in-situ at Jupiter. Column 2 gives typical particle sizes (radii) assuming spherical particles, col. 3 the mean measured impact speeds, col. 4 lists the radial distance range where the particles have been detected, and col. 5 gives derived particle number densities in space.

Population

Particle

Impact

Jovicentric

Number

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