dearJulius.com Write For Us

Intense waves spotted coming out of Jupiter's moon Ganymede

SHARE:

© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited

By Andrew Griffin, The Independent

Scientists have spotted "extraordinary," intense waves coming out of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.

The "chorus waves" are a million times more powerful than they are on Earth, and could have disastrous effects on spacecraft.

On Earth, listening to electromagnetic waves around the planet is something like the soft chirping of birds in the morning, which gives chorus waves their name. They can cause spectacular polar lights but can also create "killer" electrons that can damage spacecraft.

The scientists found waves around Jupiter's moon that are a million times more powerful than they are on our planet, and yet more that are 100 times more intense around Europa.
[post_ads_2]
The discovery was made using the Galileo Probe spacecraft, which undertook a comprehensive survey of Jupiter's wave environment.

"It's a really surprising and puzzling observation showing that a moon with a magnetic field can create such a tremendous intensification in the power of waves," Yuri Shprits the lead author of the study, says.

The waves appear to be partly caused by the intense magnetic field of Jupiter, which is the solar system's strongest and 20,000 times more powerful than on Earth.

"Chorus waves have been detected in space around the Earth but they are nowhere near as strong as the waves at Jupiter," says Richard Horne, of British Antarctic Survey, who is a co-author on the study. "Even if small portion of these waves escapes the immediate vicinity of Ganymede, they will be capable of accelerating particles to very high energies and ultimately producing very fast electrons inside Jupiter's magnetic field."

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

AI,3,Amazon,1,Apple,5,Emoji,1,Facebook,17,Games,35,Google,7,Instagram,6,Science,205,Security,4,Social Media,24,Tech,242,Technology,989,Tesla,5,Twitter,4,
ltr
item
Technology - U.S. Daily News: Intense waves spotted coming out of Jupiter's moon Ganymede
Intense waves spotted coming out of Jupiter's moon Ganymede
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5NIGLwGjeHA/W2qEmOKwIuI/AAAAAAAAZVs/CCOAfz_41-0ZSW_H_HIaJXGRdXku8bqkgCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5NIGLwGjeHA/W2qEmOKwIuI/AAAAAAAAZVs/CCOAfz_41-0ZSW_H_HIaJXGRdXku8bqkgCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Technology - U.S. Daily News
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/intense-waves-spotted-coming-out-of.html
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/intense-waves-spotted-coming-out-of.html
true
4191228214535516123
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy