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NASA's new image shows Europa casting a shadow over Jupiter's storm

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/9/23 9:01:54     readed:77

According to foreign media CNET reports, we are all familiar with Jupiter's great red spot storm, but sometimes the planet will wear another kind of spot.NASA's Juno mission captured a spectacular view of the gas giant's moon Io casting a shadow over Jupiter's vortex storm.


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"Like a solar eclipse on earth, people will see Europa pass in front of the sun in the fast-moving black circle on Jupiter's cloud top," NASA said in a statement last weekstatementChina said.

Juno has been in orbit around Jupiter since 2016. It captured IO in a close-up flyover at the end of 2019. Kevin gill, a citizen scientist and software engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, processed the images to highlight the dramatic color of the planet.

The shadow is about 2200 miles (3540 kilometers) in diameter. Europa, home to a large number of active volcanoes, is one of Jupiter's 79 identified moons, but it is also one of the largest. When conditions are right, people on earth can even find it with a set of binoculars.

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