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Probe Bound For Jupiter Takes Snapshot Of Home

Probe Bound For Jupiter Takes Snapshot Of Home

A NASA probe bound for the largest planet in our solar system has sent an image of earth back to mission control.

Images of Earth captured by the probe are proof that the spacecraft is communicating as it continues its epic journey to Jupiter.

‘We are on our way to Jupiter as planned,’ Juno project manager Rick Nybakken, of JPL said.

The probe is expected to arrive in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016.

Photo: This reconstructed dayside image of Earth is one of the first snapshots transmitted back home by NASA’s Juno spacecraft in the wake of Wednesday’s flyby. Juno was due to be flying over South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean. (NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Ken Kremer)

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