en-Ganymede was photographed infrared

11/08/2021
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM

News! The largest moon in the Solar System wants to be studied with infrared. This is Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System. The Juno spacecraft photographed Jupiter's moon infrared. According to NASA, the moon has an underground ocean, and this map can help astronomers, scientists and growers study the moon better. According to space.com: "Infrared data and other data collected by Juno during the flight contain fundamental clues for understanding the evolution of Jupiter's 79 months from their formation to the present day." Scott Bolton, a researcher at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, said in a NASA statement. 

JIRAM was the instrument with which Juno photographed over 50,000 km. from the surface of Ganymede. It is extraordinary that such a large area has been captured, which of course can be studied, but the northwest of Ganymede, frozen, which has never been seen before, has also been mapped. The images that Juno captured arrived at NASA a little earlier than the news, the images were captured on July 20 and later reached NASA. Also, the Hubble telescope observed water vapor at the end of July, the data arrived only at the beginning of August. According to NASA, Hubble noticed some water vapor, no wonder, because Ganymede has an ocean on it, the idea is that if water vapor has been found, it means that the ocean on Ganymede is starting to evaporate, which means that is a high temperature. However, we should not be afraid, because there were few vapors, which can be seen on most planets, except Mercury and Venus. 

NASA also announced that Ganymede contains more water on it than all the Earth's oceans. Ganymede has been observed from several angles, but so far, the entire surface of Ganymede has not been discovered. NASA says that even if there is water on it, it is difficult to live because it is very cold. According to NASA's space.com: "We found Ganymede's high latitudes dominated by water ice, with fine grain size, which is the result of the intense bombardment of charged particles, conversely, low latitudes are shielded by the moon's magnetic field and contain more of its original chemical composition, most notably of non-water-ice constituents such as salts and organics "Alessandro Mura, a Juno co-investigator from the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome, said in the same statement. 

So far it is known that NASA is extending the time Juno has to spend near Jupiter. It is not known how much, but Jupiter is becoming more and more interesting.

We wish success to NASA and those working on this mission and hope to find out more about Ganymede. 

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