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NASA spacecraft snaps gorgeous new photo of Jupiter's moons Io and Europa



NASA's Juno mission captured Jupiter's southern hemisphere on the 39th-closest planetary flight on January 12, 2022. If you zoom in to the right of the image (Figure B), there are two worlds closer away in the same frame. Interesting views of Jupiter's moon Io (left) and Europa (right).

Io is the sun's most abundant solar body and the ice of Europa that hides Earth's oceans below. Juno will have the opportunity to spend more time at Europa using a variety of research equipment in September 2022, when the aircraft will make its closest approach to the moon in years. The goal is to approach Io in late 2023 and early 2024.

At the time of this imagery, the Juno spacecraft was at 52 degrees S latitude, about 38,000 miles (61,000 km) above Jupiter. Public scientist Andrea Luck created images using JunoCam marketing raw data.

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