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“Juno” finds out how much water there is on Jupiter

NASA's Juno (“Junona”) probe found that water in Jupiter's atmosphere is three times as much as the Sun's, directing that it was the first to form in the solar system, reported in. The Daily Mail.
In 1995, the US Galileo probe found that the planet Jupiter was three times drier than the Sun. With new technology, Juno collected data from a greater depth of 150 km into the atmosphere. So he discovered that water molecules are three times more than the sun's.

Data shows water molecules are about 0.25 percent of the atmosphere above the equator. They also point out that Jupiter is probably the first planet to form in our solar system and consists of gas and dust that is not present in our star.

"The surprising discovery that the atmosphere is not well mixed even under the clouds is a mystery that we cannot clear up yet” — said Scott Bolton of the team.

The Juno probe collected water data above the equator on its first flight over the planet, because the atmosphere there looks much better mixed than in other regions. The 24th Juno flyover over over Jupiter was on February 17th and the next one is April 10th.

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