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On Its Way to Jupiter, NASA's Juno Probe Sends Snapshot of Earth


Earth from Juno flyby

This reconstructed day side image of Earth is one of the first snapshots transmitted back home by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its speed boosting flyby on Oct. 9, 2013. Juno was due to be flying over South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Credit: NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS/Ken Kremer

Following the speed boosting slingshot of Earth on Wednesday, Oct. 9, that sent NASA's Juno orbiter hurtling towards Jupiter, the probe has successfully transmitted back data and the very first flyby images despite unexpectedly going into 'safe mode' during the critical maneuver.

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