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NASA’s JunoCam captures a close-up image of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede- Technology News, Happy Easterday

NASA’s JunoCam captures a close-up picture of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede- Expertise Information, Completely happy Easterday

The Nationwide Aeronautics and House Administration (NASA) has launched a close-up {photograph} of the Ganymede, Jupiter’s moon. It was captured by NASA’s spacecraft Juno throughout its flyby of the moon on 7 June. The icy planet’s moon will be seen by way of JunoCam’s inexperienced filter. The sphere of view of the JunoCam imager is fastened and the spacecraft has a rotation charge of two rpm.

As a way to seize the picture of Ganymede, a strip was acquired by the digicam when the goal handed by way of its area of view. By means of the crimson, inexperienced, and blue filters, separate pictures have been captured. These strips have been connected with a view to kind a last colored picture.

This picture of the Jovian moon Ganymede was obtained by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft throughout its June 7, 2021, flyby of the icy moon. Picture credit score: NASA

A preliminary {photograph} of the moon’s floor has been shared by NASA. The picture has captured a complete facet of Ganymede. A NASA weblog shares that the picture decision is one kilometre (0.6 miles) per pixel.

Together with the picture captured by JunoCam, one other {photograph} of Ganymede was clicked by the Stellar Reference Unit digicam. It captured the facet of Ganymede which is away from the solar.

This image of the dark side of Ganymede was obtained by Juno’s Stellar Reference Unit navigation camera during its June 7, 2021, flyby of the moon. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI

This picture of the darkish facet of Ganymede was obtained by Juno’s Stellar Reference Unit navigation digicam throughout its June 7, 2021, flyby of the moon.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI

Commenting on the event, Juno’s radiation monitoring lead on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Heidi Becker mentioned that it could be enjoyable to see what the 2 [JunoCam and Stellar Reference Unit] can piece collectively.

The JunoCam has explored Ganymede carefully round 21 years after NASA’s Galileo spacecraft swung by it. Juno spacecraft got here inside 1038 km (645 miles) of the largest moon within the photo voltaic system. Researchers intention to know the magnetosphere, ice shell, composition, and ionosphere of Ganymede by way of the findings of Juno.

Ganymede is one among 79 identified moons that orbit Jupiter. Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei found the moon in 1610 when he additionally found three different largest moons of Jupiter. Ganymede is bigger than Mercury and is the one moon that has a magnetic area.

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Updated: June 11, 2021 — 4:27 pm

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