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NASA telescope spotted the strongest light from Jupiter.  Mystery solved 30 years ago

NASA telescope spotted the strongest light from Jupiter. Mystery solved 30 years ago

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, and the probe has given us a lot of information about it Juno. Which does not change the fact that the thing still hides many secrets from us. Meanwhile, scientists have managed to obtain Answers to questions that came up 30 years ago.

A NASA telescope called NUSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) Note the most active light in the history of Jupiter’s research. Its source is x-rays. However, the probe UlyssesWhich flew over the gas giant in 1992, no such phenomena were recorded. why? Scientists say they have a solution to this mystery.

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X-rays detected by Neustar on Jupiter

Neustar has detected high-energy X-rays of auroras near the north and south poles of Jupiter. It is formed from ions derived from Io. It was previously suspected that electrons from a volcanic moon were causing high-energy X-rays, and this has now been confirmed.

And here comes the solution to the puzzle with Ulysses. The probe did not record such radiation from Jupiter due to He was too weak And the tools did not pick them up.

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