Hello, Ganymede! NASA’s Juno makes closest visit to Jupiter’s largest moon since 2000.



A NASA spacecraft made the closest flyby of Jupiter’s largest moon in 21 years on Monday (June 7).

Juno whizzed by the icy moon of Ganymede safely at an altitude of just 645 miles (1,000 kilometers) at 12:56 p.m. EDT (1656 GMT). But we won’t get any images or other information for a while, as NASA typically tasks downloads to Earth when the spacecraft is less busy gathering data.





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