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The largest moon of Jupiter, Ganymede (in the image), is creating specialized electromagnetic waves, known as chorus waves, at an unprecedented level. its chorus waves are a million times stronger than the average around the planet

Jupiter's largest moon is producing specialized electromagnetic waves, known as chorus waves, at an unprecedented level, recent research has shown.

The moon, nicknamed Ganymede, produces chorus waves a million times stronger than the average planet.

They permeate the entire solar system, creating polar lights, such as the aurora borealis, and emitting high-energy "killer" electrons.

These highly charged electron particles, which can carry about a thousand times more energy than a standard dental radiograph, easily penetrate the thick shield and are buried in the insulation around the sensitive satellite electronics.

When the electricity of these accumulated electrons accumulates inside the spacecraft, a strong internal electrical discharge can be produced, which generates a small beam inside the spacecraft and can damage important components and functions.

Chorus waves are produced by each celestial body in the universe.

However, scientists believe that those generated by Ganymede are much stronger than on average because the moon is within the magnetic field of Jupiter.

According to the latest findings, the waves are also amplified with Jupiter's moon, Europa, which by itself produces chorus waves 100 times stronger than the planet's average.

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The largest moon of Jupiter, Ganymede (in the image), is creating specialized electromagnetic waves, known as chorus waves, at an unprecedented level. its chorus waves are a million times stronger than the average around the planet

The largest moon of Jupiter, Ganymede (in the image), is creating specialized electromagnetic waves, known as chorus waves, at an unprecedented level. its chorus waves are a million times stronger than the average around the planet

Choir waves get their name after scientists tuned in to low-frequency broadcasts and discovered that the resulting sound resembled birdsong or, for some people, the crackling of a fire.

The last readings of the waves that are transmitted by Ganymede were found in the data obtained through NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

"It's a really surprising and disconcerting observation that shows that a moon with a magnetic field can create a tremendous intensification in the power of waves," says the study's lead author, Professor Yuri Shprits of the University of Potsdam.

Choir waves are a special type of radio wave that occurs at very low frequencies.

Unlike Earth, Ganymede and Europa orbit within the giant magnetic field of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System.

Jupiter's magnetic field is the largest in the solar system, and about 20,000 times stronger than Earth's.

According to the authors of the latest study, this location within the magnetic field is one of the key factors that drive the waves around the moons.

WHAT ARE THE GALILEO MOONS?

The moons of Galileo are the four largest moons of Jupiter-Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

These moons are different from each other and have very different compositions.

They were first discovered in 1610 by Galileo and were the first objects found to orbit a body that was neither Earth nor Sun.

Since the discovery of the four moons of mammoth, the total of Jovian moons has increased and is currently at 72.

Ganymede is by far the largest moon and orbits Jupiter and is larger than the planet Mercury, despite not being as massive.

It has its own magnetic field and the satellite orbits Jupiter in little more than seven days.

Callisto is the second largest moon that orbits the planet Jupiter and the third largest moon among all, behind Saturn's Titan.

It is believed to be around 4.5 billion years old, similar to the age of our planet.

It is the farthest moon from Jupiter, which means that it has not been greatly affected by Jupiter's magnetosphere and that an orbit takes 16.7 days.

This "family portrait," a composite of the Jovian system, includes the edge of Jupiter with its Great Red Spot, and the four largest moons of Jupiter, known as the Galilean satellites. From top to bottom, the moons shown are Io, Europa, Ganimedes and Callisto

This "family portrait," a composite of the Jovian system, includes the edge of Jupiter with its Great Red Spot, and the four largest moons of Jupiter, known as the Galilean satellites. From top to bottom, the moons shown are Io, Europa, Ganimedes and Callisto

This "family portrait," a composite of the Jovian system, includes the edge of Jupiter with its Great Red Spot, and the four largest moons of Jupiter, known as the Galilean satellites. From top to bottom, the moons shown are Io, Europa, Ganimedes and Callisto

Io is very active geologically, and it is the celestial body with the highest volcanic activity after Earth.

The IO atmosphere consists mainly of the toxic compound sulfur dioxide.

It was named after a nymph named IO who was seduced by the gods Zeus in Greek mythology.

Below the smooth surface of IO there is a layer made of the iron core and an outer layer made of brown silicate.

The icy moon of Europe, Jupiter, is slightly smaller than Earth's moon.

Europe orbits Jupiter every 3.5 days and is blocked by tides, just like the Earth's Moon, so the same side of Europe faces Jupiter at all times.

It is believed to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salt water, such as Earth.

Unlike Earth, however, this ocean is deep enough to cover the entire surface of Europe, and being far from the sun, the surface of the ocean is globally frozen.

"Chorus waves have been detected in space around the Earth, but they are not as strong as the waves on Jupiter," says Professor Richard Horne of the British Antarctic Survey, who is co-author of the study.

"Even if a small portion of these waves escapes from the immediate vicinity of Ganymede, they will be able to accelerate particles to very high energies and, ultimately, produce very fast electrons within Jupiter's magnetic field."

On Earth, chorus waves play an important role in the production of high-energy "killer" electrons that can damage spacecraft during missions.

Galileo's moons are the four largest moons of Jupiter-Io (left), Europe (second from left), Ganymede (second from right) and Callisto (right).

Galileo's moons are the four largest moons of Jupiter-Io (left), Europe (second from left), Ganymede (second from right) and Callisto (right).

The moons of Galileo are the four largest moons of Jupiter-Io (left), Europe (second from left), Ganymede (the second from the right) and Callisto (right).

The readings of the Ganymede waves come from data obtained through NASA's Galileo Probe spacecraft (the artist's impression appears in the image)

The readings of the Ganymede waves come from data obtained through NASA's Galileo Probe spacecraft (the artist's impression appears in the image)

The readings of the Ganymede waves come from data obtained through NASA's Galileo Probe spacecraft (the artist's impression appears in the image)

These last observations raise the question of whether the waves will do the same around Jupiter and what impact it could have on future missions to the gas giant.

The observations of Jupiter's waves provide a unique opportunity to understand the fundamental processes that are relevant in the search for new sources of energy.

It can also shed light on the processes of acceleration and loss around the planets in the solar system and the distant corners of the Universe.

Similar processes can occur in exoplanets that orbit other stars.

The latest understanding obtained in this study could help us detect if exoplanets have magnetic fields.

The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.

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