It’s the closest a spacecraft has gotten to the icy moon in 20 years.
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.
Juno is set to stay in space until 2025. In due time, we’ll probably see even more stunning imagery of the gas giant and its moons.
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