This is the first new close-up picture of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede in more than 20 years

NASA has just released the first pictures of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, taken during a flyby by the Juno probe.  Juno passed Ganymede on June 7, making its closest approach at just around 1,000 kilometers from its surface while traveling at 66,800 kilometers per hour. It’s the closest any probe has come to the moon…


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