NASA has shared a 50-second audio clip that was created utilizing information captured by Juno, a spacecraft used to collect details about Jupiter, because it flew by one of many planet’s moons.
The area company says Jupiter has no less than 79 moons—53 of which have names and 26 of which do not—in complete. The moon in query is known as Ganymede, and Juno flew previous it on June 7.
“On the time of Juno’s closest strategy to Ganymede – through the mission’s thirty fourth journey round Jupiter – the spacecraft was inside 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) of the moon’s floor,” NASA says, “and touring at a relative velocity of 41,600 mph (67,000 kph).”
Juno makes use of an instrument known as Waves to “measure radio and plasma waves in Jupiter’s magnetosphere” so NASA can higher “perceive the interactions between the planet’s magnetic subject, ambiance, and magnetosphere.”
That is how NASA represented the info from the flyby:
“This soundtrack is simply wild sufficient to make you are feeling as for those who had been using alongside as Juno sails previous Ganymede for the primary time in additional than 20 years,” Juno Principal Investigator Scott Bolton mentioned in an announcement. “For those who hear carefully, you may hear the abrupt change to larger frequencies across the midpoint of the recording, which represents entry into a unique area in Ganymede’s magnetosphere.”
NASA says that “detailed evaluation and modeling of the Waves information are ongoing.”