You’ve never seen the Earth & Moon like this!

Juno & Jupiter – NASA JPL

On October 9th, NASA JPL’s Juno spacecraft did something really cool.  In order to reach Jupiter in 2016, Juno did a close fly by of earth to boost its speed by nearly 9000 mph. During this gravitational slingshot, Juno’s Magnetic Field Investigation cameras caught a time-lapse of the Big Blue Marble and its moon.

From NASA’s JPL Juno page:

“If Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise said, ‘Take us home, Scotty,’ this is what the crew would see,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio. “In the movie, you ride aboard Juno as it approaches Earth and then soars off into the blackness of space. No previous view of our world has ever captured the heavenly waltz of Earth and moon.”

Yep. It’s pretty cool.

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