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Radio Signals of Jupiter
Radio signals are a signature of activity within the magnetosphere. There are many kinds of radio waves in the Jupiter environment. These are:
- DAM - the name for radio waves which have a wavelength of DecAMeters
DAM is the most intense of Jupiter's radio signals. DAM is often associated with the formation of the aurora at Jupiter (instead of Hiss, which is associated with the formation of the aurora on Earth).
- HOM - the name for radio waves which have a wavelength of HectOMeters
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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