NASA had sent an ingenious and stupendous craft to orbit Jupiter Planet. The same is known as the Galileo spacecraft. It was designed and destined to orbit Jupiter for a total of eight years. Recently, Galileo Spacecraft has put forward tremendous information about the Jupiter’s moon known as Ganymede.
The data forwarded by Galileo spacecraft signifies that the magnetic field which surrounded Ganymede (Jupiter’s moon), was unique and this no other magnetic field like that exists in the solar system. Other observations made by the Galileo spacecraft were that the magnetic field of the giant moon around the Jupiter was different from the magnetic field around the planet itself. When sent to space, Galileo spacecraft looked more prominent than a full-grown giraffe.
In the year 2003, the mission was ended. In the later years, after Galileo’s flyby of Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede, data regarding Ganymede were put in details in the Geophysical Research Letters Journal. The discovery of Jupiter’s magnetic field was made by Galileo Spacecraft in the year 1996. Magnetic fields exist around various planets including Earth. These are known as the magnetosphere. However, the moon to be having such a magnetosphere was unexpected. This remarkable discovery was made by the Galileo Spacecraft.
Galileo Spacecraft made a six-total flyby to Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede between the year 1996 and the year 2000. Data regarding the magnetic field surrounding Ganymede was fetched with the help of various instruments. It also lit forward the uniqueness in the structure of the magnetic field of the moon.
As perceived by the Galileo Spacecraft, the magnetic field surrounding Ganymede (that is Jupiter’s moon) looked stormy in nature. Due to the plasma rain, the particles get destroyed and blasted in action against the cold and hard surface of the moon. Plasmas get pushed between the magnetic fields of Jupiter and Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede.
These even can be taken onto observation by researchers in order to know why Ganymede has bright auroras. Information about the atmosphere of Ganymede can be known by observing certain particles flying out of the polar region. The atmosphere is considered to be thin in nature. This is said by an author named Bill Paterson who studied the Galileo Plasma Science (PLS) team while conducting the mission to know the magnetic field of Jupiter’s moon. The particles coming out from the cold Polar Regions at a fast pace can also help in knowing about the unique and exquisite form of the Aurora of Ganymede.