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Nasa's Juno spacecraft spots a volcano on Jupiter's moon Io

NASA scientists estimate that about another 250 volcanoes are yet to be discovered.
Nasa's Juno spacecraft orbiting the planet Jupiter has now found a previously undiscovered volcano on the small moon of Jupiter Io. As reported by the US space agency, the data collected by Juno has given the scientists some clue to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io. Juno with its spectrometer mapper, Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper(JIRAM) operating in the near infrared collected the data on 16 December last year when the spacecraft was about 290,000 miles (470,000 kilometers) away from the moon. Times of India reported that in a statement, Alessandro Mura, a Juno co-investigator from the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome, said that the new Io hotspot picked up by the JIRAM was roughly 200 miles (300 kilometers) from the earlier outlined hotspot. Juno to extract more information in the future The team is leaving no stone unturned to collect the data and is evaluating the data collected in December last year and the data to be collected by JIRAM in the future...