NASA’s Juno spacecraft has taken rare images of Jupiter’s largest moon, water, and snow – covered Ganymede.
– Juno’s lead scientist Scott Bolton says this is the closest place any spacecraft has ever landed to this giant moon in a generation.
The research spacecraft Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016 and received its first sightings on Monday Ganymede. It’s been more than 20 years since NASA last photographed the giant.
See more processed photos of Ganymede here:
An image shared by NASA with adjusted colors.
– It will take some time to reach scientific conclusions, but until then we can only think of this heavenly miracle, says Bolton In a statement.
Accordingly Large Norwegian encyclopedia Jupiter has 79 known moons. The four largest moons are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. All four were discovered in 1610 as Galilean moons.
The ship’s Junokam camera filmed an entire part of the moon using a green filter. Then follow the pictures taken with the red and blue filters that can create the color image of Ganymede together.
Juno’s navigation camera took black and white photos of the side of the moon’s shadow.
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The goal is to give Juno more insight into the Moon’s structure, ionosphere, magnetosphere, and ice shell. Juno also calculated radiation from Ganymede.
Ganymede derives its name from Greek mythology, the son or grandson of Troy, a Troy leader. According to SNL, he was the most beautiful of all human beings and was abducted from the earth by the gods and became the face of Zeus.
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