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NASA Ready to Traverse Jupiter’s Moons With Magnetic Fields

LENGKONG, AYOBANDUNG.COM – Spacecraft Juno belong NASA will have the opportunity to cross one Jupiter’s moon and the largest moon in the solar system, Ganymede, on June 7 at 13:35 EDT or June 8 in Indonesia.

The spacecraft will glide only 1,038 km above the surface Ganymede to collect a number of observations.

Juno have a set of sensitive instruments that are able to see Ganymede in a way that has never been done before. When flying at close range, we will get exploration Ganymede into the 21st century,” said Scott Bolton, aerospace scientist at the Southwest Research Institute.

Ganymede is an object of interest to scientists. Despite its status as the moon, Ganymede larger than Mercury and the only moon that has a magnetic field.

To date, the only spacecraft that can see Ganymede well is Voyager NASA in 1979 and the Galileo spacecraft that flew over in 2000.

This giant moon has been targeted for a future mission called Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) by the European Space Agency (ESA) and is scheduled to launch in 2029.

However, it was a long time to wait. crossing Juno this time will provide a good opportunity, considering the spacecraft launched in 2011 it has more powerful technology than Voyagers and Galileo.

During the passing fly, some of the June instruments will observe Ganymede, including three different cameras, radio instruments, Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS), Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instruments, and Microwave Radiometers (MWR).

With the resulting data later, scientists hope to use it to identify different materials in the lighter and darker parts of the ice shell. Ganymede.

Besides Ganymede, Juno will also fly past Jupiter at 129,600 mph.

This news is the result of a collaboration between Ayo Media Network and Suara.com.

The contents of the article are beyond the responsibility of Ayo Media Network.

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