Juno probe snaps first close-up images of Ganymede in over 20 years

Juno's mesmerizing photo of Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system

NASA’s Juno deep-space probe has sent back the first close-up images of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, to be captured in two decades. Snapped during Juno’s flyby of the giant moon on June 7, the images were taken by the spacecraft’s JunoCam visible-light imager using a green filter, while the Stellar Reference Unit star navigation camera took a black-and-white image of Ganymede’s dark side, which was partly illuminated by reflected light from Jupiter.

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