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Ganymede - through the eyes of Juno
Last week, on June 7, the space probe with the fabulous name "Juno", slipped past Jupiter and along the way took a few photos for memory. The probe flew very close near Ganymede, the photos were simply amazing in their quality. In parallel with the photo, a lot of valuable information has fallen into the clutches of the scientific community, so in the coming months, astronomy may learn a little more about Jupiter itself and about its moons:).
The photos were simply gorgeous, because the probe flew past the surface of the satellite at a distance of only 1000 km. In the public domain, the photos appeared a little later, after the engineers themselves at NASA looked through everything and did not find any signs of UFOs in the photos of spaceships or any manifestations of UFOs. Otherwise, we wouldn't have seen anything at all.
Previously, the probes flew near Ganymede, but it was already 20 years ago and much has changed since then, the photos are now at least several times clearer, and information thanks to innovative systems was also collected many times more.
If anyone does not remember, then about 20 years ago, the Galileo probe flew past Jupiter, this mission studied Jupiter from 1995 to 2003 inclusive. After passing in a convenient location between the moons, Juno will fly near the upper edge of Jupiter's clouds in the near future. The Juno mission is a long-running project that will allow you to collect as much useful information about Jupiter and its moons as possible. Fly around Jupiter and study everything that comes across will be as much as 2025.
Ganymede is being studied thoroughly in order to know more in order to plan a more productive mission to the icy satellite, which will be implemented in the 2030s of this century. At the same time, European and American scientists are going to study Ganymede. Europa named its satellite JUICE, and NASA named it Europa Clipper.
The scientific community tends to believe that on Ganymede, it is possible that something alive is in the bowels in those places where there is water in a liquid state. Juno has enlightened Ganymede with great care this time, and there are three very advanced instruments on board for this purpose. There are not only photo sensors on board, but also various spectrometers and spectrographs. There is even a system with a microwave radiometer (MWR) on board, which will allow you to look under the ice and find out what is there.. So far, it is difficult to say anything clear about the data, all of them are still in the process of receiving, and the Juno satellite is not so convenient to transmit data to Earth. In general, NASA is waiting for a miracle and can't wait for a favorable window to pump all the data from the disk on the Juno.
The European Space Agency is going to explore both Ganymede and Callisto and Europa in the future. The Juno probe is the fourth Earth vehicle to approach Ganymede in the entire history of the space age on Earth. First, the Voyagers flew by in 1979, then the Galileo probe flew by in 2000. It is a pity that Russia does not have a probe to see everything through the eyes of our photo cameras and without any retouching...
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