PIA02879: A New Year for Jupiter and Io
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Product Size: 999 x 959 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: CICLOPS / University of Arizona
Primary Data Set: Cassini
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Original Caption Released with Image:

The Galilean satellite Io floats above the cloudtops of Jupiter in this image captured on the dawn of the new millennium, January 1, 2001 10:00 UTC (spacecraft time), two days after Cassini's closest approach. The image is deceiving: there are 350,000 kilometers -- roughly 2.5 Jupiters -- between Io and Jupiter's clouds. Io is the size of our Moon, and Jupiter is very big.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2001-01-23