PIA03001: Jovian Ring System Mosaic
Target Name: J Rings
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 4306 x 3306 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Arizona
Addition Date: 2000-09-25
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired this mosaic of Jupiter's ring system (top) when the spacecraft was in Jupiter's shadow looking back toward the Sun. Jupiter's ring system (inset diagram) is composed of three parts: an outermost gossamer ring, a flat main ring, and an innermost donut-shaped halo. These rings are made up of dust-sized particles that are blasted off of the nearby inner satellites by small impacts. This image was taken on November 9, 1996 at a distance of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2000-09-25