Black hole or Dark Shadow on Jupiter? Juno spacecraft catches on cameraAmy Walsh (Author) Published Date : Sep 22, 2019 19:40 ET
Juno spacecraft catches on camera on 12th September a big black hole on Jupiter: NASA has released stunning pictures of Jupiter having a big black hole. The said pictures were taken by its Juno spacecraft on 12th September. Juno's black hole picture of Jupiter gains importance as it was taken only 5,000 miles above its surface. But scientists confirm that there is no danger to earth as the black hole is only the shadow of Jupiter's volcanic moon lo. It is the same size as the earth's moon but at a distance of four times.
What is a black hole in space? There are millions of celestial bodies in space which include black holes, asteroids, meteors, comets, and UFOs. The only information available on them so far is that they in some way could harm the planet earth and also the whole galaxy. Astrophysicists have been researching the inception of black holes for a long time now.
They consider it one of the space's most complex entities and as a region of space-time exhibiting gravitational acceleration. It is strong enough not to let anything escape it, including particles, electromagnetic radiation like light. Recently scientists found a massive black hole called Monocerotis considered closest to planet Earth at a distance of 3,300 light-years.
What is the mission of Juno? NASA sent the Juno spacecraft with the principal goal to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter planet. Its purpose is to find out the Jupiter secrets to the fundamental process and conditions that govern the solar system and its formation. It can also provide critical knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being discovered around the stars.In July 2017 Juno entered the Jovian system or the edge of the Jupiter with its Great Red Spot and its four moons known as the Galilean satellites. The above picture of Juno showing the black hole was taken when it was close to the gas giant's cloud tops before it goes again into the deeper space. It was during its 22nd such perijove that Juno took on the 12th September to take a picture of Jupiter. It will perform another 12 similar perijove before its mission ends in July 2021.
Hope NASA, with its Juno spacecraft, finds more about Jupiter and the solar system for better understanding of the galaxy by the scientists for the welfare of all human beings.
Black hole or Dark Shadow on Jupiter? Juno spacecraft catches on camera