Juno is closest to Jupiter Moon Europa!

Europa, a moon of Jupiter, and NASA's Juno spacecraft are going to draw extremely close.

 The closest flyby of the moon in many years is about to occur thanks to Juno.

On Thursday, September 29, the probe will make a close pass and collect data and pictures.

A minor solar system celebrity is Europa. It's a small, cold globe about the size of the moon.

What might be below is of great interest to researchers. "Scientists believe a miles-thick ice shell covers a salty ocean.

posing concerns about whether there might be environments favourable for life beneath Europa's surface, "says NASA.

That is approximately how far Washington, D.C. is from New York City. NASA anticipates returning some data.

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