Carbon dioxide gas spotted in atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Callisto

The surface of Jupiter's moon Callisto is scarred with impact craters

The floor of Jupiter’s moon Callisto is scarred with impression craters, and its environment holds carbon dioxide fuel

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Astronomers have noticed gaseous carbon dioxide throughout the environment of Jupiter’s second-largest moon, Callisto, hinting that it might need a way more complicated carbon cycle than we thought. On Earth, the carbon cycle helps to maintain a steady local weather.

Callisto is without doubt one of the photo voltaic system’s oldest objects, having shaped some 4.5 billion years in the past round Jupiter. It is usually one of the battered objects, with a floor blanketed by craters.…

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