Jupiter’s moon Europa captured in close-up on camera by NASA spacecraft


Recently, NASA’s Juno Orbiter Spacecraft, equipped with the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera, has managed to capture the highest-resolution photo ever taken of Jupiter’s moon, Europa, during a flyby from about 256 miles away.

The spacecraft’s pass of the moon yielded the first close-up of Europa in over two decades, and the highest-resolution photo that NASA’s Juno mission has ever taken of a specific portion of Jupiter’s moon, revealing its heavily fractured icy crust.