Look at the image of Io taken by the Juno probe

The team of the Juno mission presented an image of Jupiter's moon Io, obtained during the 47th rendezvous

automatic interplanetary station with the largest planet in the solar system. The picture was taken on December 14 using the JunoCam camera from a distance of about 64 thousand km from the surface of Io.

Juno image of Io. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

NASA previously reported that during a flyby toan error has occurred on the space mission. The space agency's engineers were unable to access the spacecraft's memory, which stores scientific data collected during the flyby. NASA suggested that the problem was due to a burst of radiation. It arose when Juno flew through the radiation-intense part of Jupiter's magnetosphere.

NASA engineers for data recoveryrebooted the computer, and on December 17 put the ship into safe mode. In this state, only the main systems of the probe worked. By December 22, the engineers managed to fully restore the work of the Juno, after which they launched data transmission to Earth.

The release of a new image confirms that the data collected during the last approach of the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter was not affected. In the near future, NASA promises to publish new images.

The Juno robot was launched by NASAin 2011 and five years later reached Jupiter. Initially, it was assumed that she would study the largest gas giant in the solar system for five years, after which she would burn up in the planet's atmosphere. But later it was decided to extend the mission until 2025 to map the planet's satellites. This year, Juno explored Europe, the next target is Io. The maximum approach of the ship to this satellite will take place in late 2023 - early 2024.

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On the cover: an artistic illustration of the Juno flyby of Jupiter. Image: NASA, JPL