For the first time, the astronomers have exposed the evidence of the presence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. This water vapor is formed when ice from the moon’s surface transfers — which means it turns from solid to gas.
Scientists have used new and archival data sets from the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA to publish insights in the journal called Nature Astronomy.Previously done research has offered incidental evidence that Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, contains more water than all of the oceans present on the Earth. However, the temperatures are so cold that the water on the surface of the moon is frozen into a hard solid.
Right away, NASA’s Juno mission is also taking up a closer look at Ganymede, and it recently released the new imagery of the icy moon. Juno has been studying Jupiter and its environment, also known as the Jovian system, since the year 2016.