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NASA Shows Photos of Jupiter’s 2 Moons Io and Europa, Looks Very Charming

INDOZONE.ID – Recently, NASA via spacecraft managed to photograph the amazing sighting of the two moons JupiterI dan Europe.

Reported Live ScienceThe sighting of Jupiter’s two moons was taken on January 12. At that time, Juno flew about 38,000 miles, or 61,000 kilometers above Jupiter’s cloud tops, at a latitude of about 52 degrees south.

In the photos on display NASA On March 16, 2022, you will see a stunning view of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere with the two moons in the right and left frames.

The magnified view makes the moon clearly visible, with Io on the left and Europa on the right.

Two -moon sighting of Jupiter (NASA)

The moon Io is the most volcanic object in the solar system. Hundreds of volcanoes dot the surface with some spewing plumes of sulfur hundreds of miles high.

Meanwhile, the moon Europa, which is the smallest of Jupiter’s four moons, has an icy surface. Beneath it is a global ocean of liquid water.

In previous observations, it has been proven that the plume of water gushing from the south polar region of Europa indicates that there is water in the moon’s subsurface oceans breaking through cracks in the ice crust.

In September 2022, Juno is expected to fly again with a closer distance to Europa. During the flight, the probe will use several of its scientific instruments to study Europa in more detail and capture even more amazing views of the mysterious moon.

Meanwhile, Juno is also scheduled to carry out a mission to fly closer to Io in late 2023 until it ends in September 2025.

Two major spacecraft will soon follow in Juno’s footsteps designed to focus exclusively on understanding the giant moons: NASA’s Europa Clipper mission and the European Space Agency’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE).

The new Jupiter photo was processed by resident scientist Andrea Luck, using raw data from the JunoCam instrument. JunoCam raw images are publicly available online; Community members can also suggest features on Jupiter for the camera to shoot.

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