Behold! Our closest view of Jupiter’s ocean moon Europa in 22 years


NASA’s Juno spacecraft snagged a close view of Jupiter’s moon Europa on Sept. 29, 2022. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SWRI/MSSS)

NASA’s Jupiter-gazing spacecraft just got a rare closeup of an icy world.

The Juno probe made the closest pass in 22 years of Jupiter‘s icy moon Europa on Thursday (Sept. 29), providing the best view of the ocean world since the NASA’s Galileo spacecraft flew by it 2000.