FP trendJune 11, 2021 6:54:44 PM M.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a close-up photograph of Ganymede, Jupiter’s moon. It was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its flyby of the moon on June 7. The frozen planet’s moon can be seen through JunoCam’s green filter. The field of view of the JunoCam Imager is fixed and the spacecraft has a rotational speed of 2 rpm.
To capture the image of Ganymede, the camera acquired a strip when the target crossed its field of view. Through the red, green and blue filters, separate images were captured. These strips were attached to form a final colored image.
NASA has shared a preliminary photograph of the moon’s surface. The image has captured an entire side of Ganymede. A NASA blog shares that the image resolution is one kilometer (0.6 miles) per pixel.
With captured image Per JunoCam, the Stellar Reference Unit camera clicked on another photograph of Ganymede. Captured the side of Ganymede that is away from the sun.
Commenting on the development, Juno radiation monitoring leader at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Heidi Becker said it would be fun to see what the two of them [JunoCam and Stellar Reference Unit] they can be put together.
JunoCam has explored Ganymede up close about 21 years after NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passed by. The Juno spacecraft approached 1038 km (645 miles) from the biggest moon The researchers aim to understand Ganymede’s magnetosphere, ice sheet, composition, and ionosphere through the Juno findings.
Ganymede it is one of 79 known moons orbiting Jupiter. The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the moon in 1610 when he also discovered three other larger moons of Jupiter. Ganymede is larger than Mercury and is the only moon that has a magnetic field.