Space station Juno (Juno) made the first flyby of Jupiter and set a record in the approach to the planet. It is reported by NASA.
The probe made the first of 36 flybys around the gas giant. At the time of closest approach Juno was Jupiter at a distance of 4200 km. According to NASA, this is a record close distance between the planet and launched from the Ground object.
During the flyby of Jupiter, the probe was moving with a speed of 208 thousand km/h In the coming weeks, according to the Agency, will be published the first pictures of Jupiter taken at the station. They will be first captured South and North pole of the planet. It is expected that the Juno mission will end in February 2018.