This Week in Space: The First of Many Images from @NASA’s Juno Mission @NASAJuno

Launched just over 5 years ago on August 5, 2011, the Juno space probe recently sent back – in the words of the probe’s Twitter account – its “1st up-close look of the gas-giant world” Jupiter! So there you have it, we’ve moved into an era where not only are space and space flight achievements a relatively frequent occurrence – see here and here, also here and here – but we’ve also moved into an era where a probe we send off into the vast emptiness of space has its own Twitter account for us to keep track of it from back home. We live in awesome times!

Read the full story here at Nasa.gov.


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