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Radio Signals of Jupiter
Radio noises are a signature of activity within the magnetosphere. There are many kinds of radio waves in Jupiter's environment. These are:
DAM is the most intense of Jupiter's radio signals. It is often connected with the formation of the aurora.
HOM is the name for radio waves which have to do with the solar wind entering the magnetosphere, just like Saturn's SKR radio signals.
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