Juno flies past Jupiter’s icy moon Europa on the first spacecraft visit since 2000

a grey orb partially lit against black background
Written by admin

PARIS — NASA’s Juno probe is poised for a close flyby of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa on Thursday (September 29) that could potentially provide tremendous new insights into Europa’s crust and interior.

Juno will capture detailed imagery and other data as it approaches as close as 220 miles (355 kilometers) to the surface Europe, riddled with cracks along its icy exterior. The visit follows a 2000 flyby by the Galileo spacecraftand scientists hope that comparing the images captured by the two probes could be very revealing.

#Juno #flies #Jupiters #icy #moon #Europa #spacecraft #visit

About the author


Leave a Comment