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NASA's Juno spacecraft reveals new image of Jupiter's moon


Written by Sama Labib

Wed, Jan 3, 2024 11:06 AM

During the 57th transit of Jupiter, it came close Juno spacecraft NASA has returned from Io's moon more than any other mission in the past two decades, according to Space Reports.

About 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) from Io, the most volcanic region in the Solar System, Juno managed to capture stunning images of the Jovian moon, and in 2001 a spacecraft approached Io. , NASA's Galileo spacecraft was 112 miles (181 kilometers) above Io's south pole when a spacecraft passed by.

Launched on August 5, 2011, Juno arrived at Jupiter and its moon system on July 4, 2016 — after a journey of 1.7 billion miles (2.8 billion kilometers) — to complete 2023, capturing six views of Io, some in black and white and others in color. No, not only took some stunning photos, but also collected important data about Io and its volcanoes.

“By combining data from our previous observations from this flyby, the Juno science team is studying how Io's volcanoes vary, how often they erupt, how bright and how hot they are,” said Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator and scientist. In a report released ahead of the flyby, the Southwest Research Institute looked at how the shape of the lava flow changes and how Io's activity is related to the flow of charged particles in Jupiter's magnetosphere.

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