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

NASA spacecraft Juno captures SRU images in Jupiter moon flyby
(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SWRI/MSSS)

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.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.