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Watch: NASA’s Juno mission flies by Jupiter and Ganymede

It’s the closest a spacecraft has gotten to the icy moon in 20 years.

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In June, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew by Jupiter and its moon Ganymede. Its cameras captured the vibrant surface of the gas giant and the icy exterior of its orbiting neighbor.

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It takes the spacecraft almost 15 hours to travel between the two bodies — a distance of 735,000 miles.