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The Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter has discovered an FM radio signal coming from the moon Ganymede. The find is a first-time detection from the moon.
Patrick Wiggins, one of NASA’s Ambassadors to Utah, says, “It’s not E.T. It’s more of a natural function.”
Juno was traveling across the polar region of Jupiter, where magnetic field lines connect to Ganymede, and that’s when it crossed the radio source. Scientifically, it is called a “decametric radio emission.”