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NASA’s Juno spacecraft will take a closer look at Jupiter’s moon Ganymede- Technology News, Happy Easterday

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will take a more in-depth have a look at Jupiter’s moon Ganymede- Expertise Information, Comfortable Easterday

The Juno spacecraft by the Nationwide Aeronautics and House Administration (NASA) may have back-to-back flybys and can get a more in-depth have a look at Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. In line with House.com, view of Ganymede has not been captured for the reason that Galileo spacecraft swung previous it within the 12 months 2000. Ganymede, which is bigger than Mercury, is the one moon that has a magnetic subject. Juno goes to come back inside 1038 km (645 miles) of the most important moon within the photo voltaic system.

Left to proper: The mosaic and geologic maps of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede had been assembled incorporating the very best accessible imagery from NASA’s Voyager 1 and a couple of spacecraft and NASA’s Galileo spacecraft. Credit score: USGS Astrogeology Science Heart/Wheaton/NASA/JPL-Caltech

As talked about in a weblog by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Juno will get nearer to Ganymede on 7 June at 11:05 pm IST (1:35 pm EDT).

It additional mentions that with the assistance of the Juno spacecraft, researchers will get an perception into the ionosphere, ice shell, composition, and magnetosphere of Jupiter’s moon.

Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno from San Antonio’s Southwest Analysis Institute stated that there shall be particular gear on Juno that can make the researchers see Ganymede in a means that has by no means been attainable earlier than. Bolton added that by flying so near Jupiter’s moon, they may assist the subsequent era of missions together with the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer [JUICE] by the European House Company (ESA) and Europa Clipper by NASA.

The navigation digicam within the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) of Juno is not going to solely assist the spacecraft to comply with its path but additionally be used to gather photographs to analyze the high-energy radiation setting in Ganymede.

Three hours earlier than the Juno spacecraft will make its closest strategy, its gear goes to start out amassing knowledge.

So as to get particulars about its water-ice crust, Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS), Microwave Radiometer’s (MWR), and Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) devices shall be used for the aim. A radio occultation experiment can even be carried out with the assistance of alerts acquired from the X-band and Ka-band radio wavelengths of Juno. This experiment will examine Ganymede’s ionosphere.


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Updated: June 7, 2021 — 2:23 pm

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