New pictures of Jupiter and its largest moons
Automatic station OSIRIS-REx on February 12 was in a very convenient location of the orbit of Jupiter, managed to do a couple of unique pictures of Jupiter and its moons. On one photo one moon on the other two. After some manipulations, the artists of the NASA created such that combining photo the which and Jupiter in all its glory and its all ti large moon in full health. Jupiter in the photo is not so great, but still enough to consider the planet of this quality the probe made with the removal of 122 million miles from Earth to Jupiter from this point not much more than 673 million km.
If we consider the photo of the bright points, the left to the right is Callisto, IO, Jupiter and Ganymede.
Jupiter as the biggest planet in the Solar system also have the largest planetary satellite, massstab and this is a well-known Ganymede. Although Ganymede and not a planet, but only the Moon, but there according to the researchers is the water. First is a solid layer of ice, and under it to a depth of 800 km of the ocean of salt water. Ganymede water 25 times greater than on Earth. There is speculation that Ganymede is life, maybe she is not like on land, but there is.
Probe OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer) mission is multifaceted, this probe will allow to study and asteroids and big planets, and if the resource remains, it is still a lot of things along the way. In the meantime, the probe flies toward the asteroid (101955) Bennu, met with him, Bashmet soil samples. Further, the capsule with the soil will go home and will reach Earth in 2023. The station to cope with the mission, then fly on to explore the Solar system.
Automatic station OSIRIS-REx