NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before

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NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before (photos)

 

NASA’s Juno Jupiter probe has captured unprecedented views of the largest moon in the solar system.

During a close flyby of Jupiter on Dec. 26, 2019, Juno mapped the north polar regions of the icy satellite Ganymede in infrared light, something no other spacecraft had done before.

The data, which Juno gathered using its Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument, show that Ganymede’s northern reaches are very different than locales closer to the equator of the moon, which is bigger than the planet Mercury.

Source: www.space.com/jupiter-moon-ganymede-north-pole-photos.html

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