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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.
  • 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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