Shock at NASA over strange discovery on Jupiter

Shock at NASA over strange discovery on Jupiter
Shock at NASA over strange discovery on Jupiter

Markings on the surface of Europa, Jupiter’s fourth and largest moon, revealed shocking information about the satellite’s icy crust. Recent observations of the NASA Juno space probe allowed us to know the activity of the column and propose future possibilities for the exploration of the inland ocean without the need to land.

Since its last approach in 2020, Juno captured the first close-up images of Europa, showing steep-sided craters that indicate fracture patterns similar to a “true polar oscillation.”“, according to Dr. Candy Hansen of the Planetary Sciences Institute.

Europa’s internal ocean generated constant reabsorption that makes it the softest object in the Solar System. However, Juno images reveal that there are predictable fracture patterns in the icy shell, caused by the shell above the inner ocean rotating at a different rate than the rest of the moon. This could be a result of currents driven by heating in Europa’s rocky core, causing stresses that lead to cracks and ridges on its surface.

In Europe’s southern hemisphere, fracture patterns have been identified that extend the effect of “true polar oscillations” on its surface geology.. Furthermore, not all changes in Europa’s maps are caused by internal ocean currents, as demonstrated by the case of the ancient Quern Crater, which turned out to be a set of intersecting ridges that form an oval shadow.

Juno revealed even more interesting information about Europe. The team of researchers named a formation of ridges on its edge “platypus”, due to its peculiar shape similar to that of the terrestrial mammal.. This feature could be the result of pockets of salt water partially infiltrating the ice sheet. Furthermore, dark spots deposited by cryovolcanic activity indicate the presence of liquid underground water in Europa.

The possibility of taking samples of Europa’s interior ocean without landing is extremely interesting. NASA’s Europa Clipper probe and ESA’s (European Space Agency) Juice missions could be tasked with exploring these proxy targets, and evidence of current surface activity provides hope for discovering signs of life on the satellite..

This mysterious moon captured the attention of the scientists for decades due to its surprising ice-covered surface and possible underground ocean. These features make it a potentially habitable place for extraterrestrial life forms, something that has sparked great curiosity for years.

They discover an anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field that threatens humanity

The United States government revealed the incredible discovery of a South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA). This strange magnetic anomaly increased its weakness from Brazil during the last four years, with a growth of 7 percent.

Both the Space Agency (NASA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) of the United States and the Defense Geographic Center (DGC) of the United Kingdom confirmed this growing activity of the fault with the potential to impact humanity. But what exactly is this South Atlantic Anomaly?

The magnetic field that protects the surface of our planet acts as a shield, repelling particles from the Sun, such as cosmic radiation and solar winds, which can cause major impacts on our technology. However, a weaker magnetic field allows a greater passage of these particles, getting closer and closer to the Earth’s surface and generating a potential threat to in-orbit technology.

According to the US government report cited by cnn, this anomaly is located in the South Atlantic, where the magnetosphere surrounding our planet is weaker. This poses a danger to terrestrial technology. The increasing weakness of this South Atlantic Anomaly puts both technology in orbit and daily life on Earth at risk..

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