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On Jupiter detected a potential volcano

Juno was at a distance of about 470000 kilometers from the satellite.

The device Juno, which studied Jupiter using the instrument Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper, found a new heat source near the South pole of the moon IO that could indicate a previously undiscovered volcano on a small moon of Jupiter.

“We do not exclude the movement or modification of the previously identified hot spot,” added Alessandro Mura, the researcher team Juno from the National Institute of astrophysics in Rome.

Infrared data were collected on 16 December 2017, when Juno was at a distance of about 470000 kilometers from the satellite.

We will remind, scientists published the famous Great red spot of Jupiter with the surrounding unique atmosphere. Photo taken April 1, the spacecraft Juno for help the JunoCam camera.

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