Closest to Jupiter's Europa in 22 year

The solar system's sixth-largest moon, Europa, has a vast ocean hidden beneath its frozen surface.

A rare up-close view of an icy world was just obtained by NASA's Jupiter-observing probe.

The ice moon Europa of Jupiter was visited by the Juno probe at its closest distance in 22 years.

giving the ocean planet its best glimpse since the NASA Galileo spacecraft passed by it in 2000.

Just 219 miles (352 kilometres) above the surface of Europe,

The two-hour flyby was one of just three close encounters with the cold planet.

Galileo provided us with a similar perspective last on January 3, 2000.

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