NASA's Juno spacecraft has stunned scientists after new images show a massive black hole on the surface of Jupiter (Photo: NASA)
NASA's Juno spacecraft has stunned scientists after new images show a massive black hole on the surface of Jupiter. Astrophysicists have been studying the inception of Black Holes for quite some time now. The pictures were taken after Juno's elliptical orbit took it close to the gas giant planet. Juno was around 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) from the surface when its JunoCam snapped these images. However, Jupiter's latest feature is just a shadow cast by one of its moons, Io. is the fourth largest moon in the Solar System and the innermost of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons.
According to NASA, Juno's principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. As our primary example of a giant planet, Jupiter can also provide critical knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being discovered around other stars.
With its suite of science instruments, Juno will investigate the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter's intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet's auroras.
In space, there are millions of celestial bodies including asteroids, meteors, comets, black holes and UFOs about which we really don’t know much. It can be only said that these celestial bodies can harm the Earth and the whole galaxy as well. Talking specifically about black holes, it is a region of space-time exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing—no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from it. In the space, black holes are one of the most complex entities.
Recently, News Nation apprised you with the supermassive black hole named V616 Monocerotis, which is the closest to our Earth at a distance of just 3,300 light-years away. It is worth mentioning here that supermassive black holes like V616 are monstrous wells of gravity, typically found at the dead centre of galaxies. And now, a study by Japanese astrophysicists that there could be up to 100 million black holes hiding throughout the Milky Way.