Spacecraft returns stunning Jupiter images

Ganymede in Visible and Infrared LightNasa's New Horizons spacecraft has returned stunning views of the Jupiter system captured during a recent flyby.

They include huge volcanic eruptions on the surface of the Io moon, as well as the first close-up look at a burgeoning red storm in Jupiter's atmosphere.

The probe passed within 2.3 million km of Jupiter in a gravity kick manoeuvre to pick up speed as it dashes towards its ultimate target of Pluto.

New Horizons was already the fastest space mission ever launched.

Image Gallery: New Horizons
Source: BBC & NASA
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