Friday, February 3

Juno photographs the moon IO as Mustafar: with thousands of exploding volcanoes | Digital Trends Spanish

The Juno space probe It continues to explore the vicinity of Jupiter and now, courtesy of NASA, there are some impressive images captured on the moon Io, which through an infrared filter shows us a series of volcanic explosions on its surface.

Io is the most volcanically active object in the solar systemwith hundreds of volcanoes dotting the moon’s silicate crust, which is chock full of molten sulfur.

the new image It was taken with the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which captured Io in all its glory.

Somehow they remind us of the planet of Star Wars: Mustafar, where the Sith lairs were located and Obi-Wan Kenobi faced Darth Vader.

These volcanic spots on Io are noteworthy because they are thought to contribute to the auroras that occur at Jupiter’s poles, as explained by research from the University of Leicester. published earlier this year in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.

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