Wednesday, October 5

This is what the shadow of Ganymede looks like in the giant Jupiter | Digital Trends Spanish


The Juno exploratory probe captured an impressive photograph, since on February 25 it managed to take the shadow cast by the moon Ganymede on the giant planet Jupiter.

Such as holds NASA A modeling of the image was made to make it clearer and adjusted to reality.

“Citizen scientist Thomas Thomopoulos created this color-enhanced image using raw data from the JunoCam instrument. At the time the raw image was taken, the Juno spacecraft was about 44,000 miles (71,000 kilometers) above the clouds of Jupiter, at a latitude of about 55 degrees south, and 15 times closer than Ganymede, which it orbits about 666,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) away from Jupiter.”

JunoCam captured this image from very close to Jupiter, making Ganymede’s shadow appear especially large.

Remember that the giant planet has four moons: to the already known Ganymede, Europe, Io and Callisto are added.

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