We’ve seen some cool developments in space lately, like the one-and-a-half minute trip through space that Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson took. But something even more important happened: orbiting Jupiter. A new satellite has been found.
currently has at least 80 satellites
New ones continue to be added to Jupiter’s moons . Although the planet’s new moon S/2003J24 is a small space rock, there is a difference. This difference is not the first time that a planetary satellite has been created by someone serving at a university or space agency. By an amateur named Kai Ly to be discovered.
Satellite previously imaged by NASA
According to Ly’s observations submitted to academic journals but not yet published, Imaged by NASA in 2003 a space rock turned out to be actually a satellite orbiting Jupiter as part of the Carme group. This includes a 45km-wide asteroid trapped in Jupiter’s orbit, as well as 23 fragments ripped from it. A cluster of 24 space rocks.
Although the American Aeronautics and Space Agency took pictures of S/2003J24, what allowed Ly to discover, measure, and verify the orbit of the satellite was what he did with a variety of telescopes. years of observations has a review. In short, we have witnessed another situation that proves that looking and seeing are different things.
Currently, NASA and other space agencies are in the process of developing bigger and better telescopes that will theoretically allow them to detect the moons of exoplanets outside our solar system. It’s certainly admirable work, but it’s clear there’s a lot to explore in our own solar system as well – which is, as a hobby in the summer before starting school again” even someone who says he is interested in astronomy can.