A massive shadow on Jupiter created by Ganymede is a spectacular achievement of the Juno spacecraft in its most recent encounter with the planet.Juno spacecraft, which has been studying and exploring the planetary system around the solar system's gas giant since 2016 (solar 2016), will receive a new view of Jupiter on February 25, 2022, during its 40th approach. Recorded next to this giant planet. The large, dark shadow to the left of the image was created by Ganymede's moon.
Citizen-scientist Thomas Thomopoulos This advanced color image using raw data Produced from Junocam tool. At the time the raw image was taken, the Juno spacecraft was about 710,000 kilometers above the summit of Jupiter at about 55 degrees south latitude, 15 times closer than Ganymede, which orbits Jupiter at a distance of about 1.1 million kilometers.
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He could have experienced a total solar eclipse. Just like what happened recently on Mars by Phobos and even what is happening on Earth. But the total solar eclipse on Jupiter for various reasons is more than Earth.
Jupiter has four main moons that They often pass between Jupiter and the sun. In seven days, Ganymede, the largest moon, passes between Jupiter twice and Europa twice and Io four times, and as Jupiter's moons orbit in orbits close to Jupiter's plane, shadows They often land on the planet. Another "Brian Swift" was made using the data from this scientific tool, showing the approximate geometry of a visible region falling on a planet from Jupiter.
Geometry of the location of the shadow on the client
Credit: Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS, Image processing by Brian Swift
It is worth mentioning that the raw images of Junocom Juno probe are available for study and processing on a special page under the website of the Southwest Research Institute.
Photos : Ganymede's moon shadow on