Magnified frame from the Juno flybay video (Image: NASA)
Artist's concept of the Juno flyby (Image: NASA)
Juno's position on December 6 (Image: NASA)
Juno receiving the "Hi" message: Image: NASA)
If you want to have a starship captain’s view of flying past the Earth, then NASA is happy to oblige. This week, the space agency released a video made of images taken by the Juno space probe as it shot past our planet last October. The unmanned spacecraft was using the Earth’s gravity to build up its velocity by over 8,800 mph (14,100 km/h) and slingshot it on its way to Jupiter. And as it did so, it took the time to receive a “Hi” from ham radio operators back home.
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