A NASA spacecraft just saw the north pole of Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, for the first time


The Juno spacecraft captured the north pole region of Europa for the first time, from a distance. NASA officials said it’s their first view of the region and future flybys will offer a clearer look. (Image credit: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Andrea Luck)

We finally know what the north pole of Jupiter’s moon Europa looks like, from a distance.

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The distant view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter captures the previously unseen region of the icy moon, which has water vapor apparently arising from plumes and which may have habitable conditions in its ocean.

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