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NASA's Juno probe returns close-up photographs of Ganymede, Jupiter's biggest moon, after 20 years

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On Monday, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew by Jupiter's biggest moon, Ganymede. For the first time in 20 years, the Juno mission captured a close-up image of the ice-encrusted moon. NASA anticipates additional Ganymede photos in the near future, as well as data on its ice shell, which might conceal an ocean. In a news release, NASA stated, "This is the closest any spacecraft has been near this enormous moon in a generation."