(ORDO NEWS) — Some time ago NASA decided to extend some of its planetary discovery and exploration missions. Among these missions was Juno, which is aimed at studying Jupiter. The reason for this was that scientists recorded an incomprehensible FM signal, which came from one of the satellites of Jupiter – Ganymede.
The experts added that this discovery cannot be called proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life, because it has a completely natural origin. Patrick Wiggins told about this in his interview.
The spacecraft, which was launched back in 2011, flew through the polar region of the gas giant unexpectedly recorded a radio signal, namely a decameter wave. The device recorded this signal for no more than five seconds, but this time was enough to determine the source. Scientists said that the cause of such a wave could be the rotation of electrons in Jupiter’s magnetic field.
It is worth noting that for the first time it became known about the gas giant’s radio waves back in the middle of the 20th century, but this was the first time that a signal was recorded on its satellite. The results of the research carried out by specialists were published some time ago in one of the scientific journals Geophysical Research Letters.
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