Nasa spacecraft captures first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in decades

Juno passed within 645 miles of Ganymede, the closest any spacecraft has come to the moon since 2000

Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades.

Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles (1,038km). The last time a spacecraft came that close was in 2000 when Nasa’s Galileo spacecraft swept past our solar system’s biggest moon.

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