Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, its closest in 22 years
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Revealing a picture of “Europa” – Xinhua Reported that the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published photos of “Europa” The moon shrouded in ice Jupiter recorded by “Spaceship Juno” (Juno) for the first time
The photo was taken during the solar-powered Juno spacecraft closest to Europa. On Thursday, September 29, with a distance of about 352 kilometers
It is the third approach to the moon Europa at a distance of less than 500 km in history, according to NASA. It is the closest photograph of the moon Europa ever recorded by a spacecraft since Jan. 3, 2000, when NASA’s Galileo spacecraft approached Europa’s surface at a distance of 351 km.
Europa is the sixth largest moon in the solar system, slightly smaller than Earth’s moon. Scientists think there is a saltwater ocean beneath miles of ice crust. This could be a condition that favors the existence of life beneath the surface.