FM radio signal found coming from Jupiter moon

Related video above: Here’s Why Jupiter Never Became a StarA spacecraft orbiting Jupiter discovered an FM radio signal the gas giant’s moon from the moon Ganymede. The discovery is the first time a signal has been detected from the moon.Patrick Wiggins, a NASA Utah ambassador, cautioned it’s probably not aliens, according to KDFW.“It’s not E.T.,” Wiggins said. “It’s more of a natural function.”The spacecraft, called Juno, was moving across a region of Jupiter were magnetic field lines can connect with the Ganymede moon. That’s when Juno picked up the radio source. Juno was sent out to study how Jupiter formed and evolved over time.“Juno’s primary goal is to reveal the story of Jupiter’s formation and evolution. Using long-proven technologies on a spinning spacecraft placed in an elliptical polar orbit, Juno will observe Jupiter’s gravity and magnetic fields, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and evolution,” according to NASA.It was electrons, not extra terrestrials, responsible for the radio emissions form the moon.Through a process called cyclotron maser instability, electrons oscillate at a lower rate than they spin which causes them to amplify radio waves rapidly. Though a significant discovery, the orbiting spacecraft was only able to pick up the radio emissions for just five seconds. Juno hurtled by at a blinding speed of 111,847 mph. That’s fast enough to cross the entire United States coast to coast in just under two minutes.

Related video above: Here’s Why Jupiter Never Became a Star

A spacecraft orbiting Jupiter discovered an FM radio signal the gas giant’s moon from the moon Ganymede. The discovery is the first time a signal has been detected from the moon.

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Patrick Wiggins, a NASA Utah ambassador, cautioned it’s probably not aliens, according to KDFW.

“It’s not E.T.,” Wiggins said. “It’s more of a natural function.”

The spacecraft, called Juno, was moving across a region of Jupiter were magnetic field lines can connect with the Ganymede moon. That’s when Juno picked up the radio source.

Juno was sent out to study how Jupiter formed and evolved over time.

“Juno’s primary goal is to reveal the story of Jupiter’s formation and evolution. Using long-proven technologies on a spinning spacecraft placed in an elliptical polar orbit, Juno will observe Jupiter’s gravity and magnetic fields, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and evolution,” according to NASA.

It was electrons, not extra terrestrials, responsible for the radio emissions form the moon.

Through a process called cyclotron maser instability, electrons oscillate at a lower rate than they spin which causes them to amplify radio waves rapidly.

Though a significant discovery, the orbiting spacecraft was only able to pick up the radio emissions for just five seconds. Juno hurtled by at a blinding speed of 111,847 mph. That’s fast enough to cross the entire United States coast to coast in just under two minutes.