Juno snaps photo of Earth and Moon
Pasadena - Earth, say cheese. A Nasa spacecraft cruising toward Jupiter glanced back and snapped a rare picture of Earth and the Moon. Taken last week when Juno was 9.650 million km away, the image shows two white dots, one brighter than the other.
The solar-powered Juno blasted off earlier this month on a five-year journey to Jupiter. Though previous craft have visited the giant gas planet, Juno will get closer than ever before, flying within about 5 000km of the dense cloud tops to learn more about Jupiter's origins.
The $1.1bn mission is managed by Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.