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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This view of the Nicholson Regio/Arbela Sulcus region on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows the stark contrast between the smooth bright terrain and the surrounding highly fractured dark terrain.
PIA02573:
Regional View of Bright and Dark Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This frame compares a high-resolution view of Arbela Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede (top) with the gray band Thynia Linea on another Jovian moon, Europa (bottom), shown to the same scale. Both images are from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02574:
Ganymede Feature Resembling Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This image, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows a same-scale comparison between Arbela Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede (left) and an unnamed band on another Jovian moon, Europa (right).
PIA02575:
Comparison of Ganymede and Europa features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This view of Arbela Sulcus, a 24-kilometer-wide (15-mile-wide) region of furrows and ridges on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, shows its relationship to the dark terrain surrounding it. NASA's Galileo spacecraft took these pictures during its flyby of Ganymede.
PIA02576:
Perspective view of Arbela Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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The ancient, dark terrain of Nicholson Regio shows many large impact craters, and zones of fractures oriented generally parallel to the boundary between the dark and bright regions of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02577:
Bright-Dark Terrain Boundary, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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The boundary between the bright terrain of Harpagia Sulcus and dark terrain of Nicholson Regio areas of Jupiter's moon Ganymede springs out when viewed through red/blue 3-D glasses, in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it flew by Ganymede.
PIA02578:
Bright-Dark Terrain Boundary in stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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These images, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on its May 20, 2000, flyby of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, illustrate the boundary and different elevations between the dark, ancient terrain of Nicholson Regio and bright, younger terrain of Harpagia Sulcus.
PIA02579:
Bright-dark boundary and topographical model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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The shallow, scalloped depression in the center of this picture from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is a caldera-like feature 5 to 20 kilometers (3 to 12 miles) wide on Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede.
PIA02580:
Caldera-like depression on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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The highest-resolution images ever obtained of Jupiter's moon Ganymede show that even smooth-looking terrain has been deformed at a fine scale. The high-resolution image taken of the bright Harpagia Sulcus area by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during a flyby.
PIA02581:
Not-so-smooth Bright Terrain of Harpagia Sulcus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft took this image of dark terrain within Nicholson Regio, near the border with Harpagia Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede. The ancient, heavily cratered dark terrain is faulted by a series of scarps.
PIA02582:
Stair-step Scarps in Dark Terrain on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-17 Ganymede Galileo
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A simulated flyover of an area on Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, based on images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, takes the viewer over rugged, ancient terrain that is interrupted by a bright icy swath of more recent surfacing.
PIA02583:
Arbela Sulcus Flyover Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This pair of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft captures a dynamic eruption at Tvashtar Catena, a chain of volcanic bowls on Jupiter's moon Io. They show a change in the location of hot lava over a period of a few months in 1999 and early 2000.
PIA02584:
Eruption at Tvashtar Catena on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-23 Io Galileo
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These images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show changes in the largest active field lava flows in the solar system, the Amirani lava flow on Jupiter's moon Io. Scientists have identified 23 distinct new flows by comparing the two images.
PIA02585:
Amirani's Big Lava Flow on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-23 Io Galileo
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Images taken at different times and from different positions by NASA's Galileo spacecraft provide information about the three-dimensional structure of a large mountain named Tohil Mons on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02586:
Tohil Mons, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-29 Io Cassini-Huygens
Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Two tall volcanic plumes and the rings of red material they have deposited onto surrounding surface areas appear in images taken of Jupiter's moon Io by NASA's Galileo and Cassini spacecraft in late December 2000 and early January 2001.
PIA02588:
Galileo and Cassini Image Two Giant Plumes on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Europa Galileo
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Europa, a moon of Jupiter, appears as a thick crescent in this enhanced-color image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 1995. The view combines images taken in violet, green and near-infrared filters in 1998 and 1995.
PIA02590:
Europa's Frozen Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-04 Io Galileo
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Backlit views show a giant volcanic plume as a bulge on the crescent edge of Jupiter's moon Io, and more fully lit views reveal rings where sulfur-rich plume material has fallen back to the ground, in images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02592:
Northern Plume and Plume Deposits on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-29 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The heavily cratered portion of the surface of Jupiter's moon Callisto, seen in this image recorded by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, resembles most of Callisto that's been seen in high resolution.
PIA02593:
Opposite Side of Callisto from Valhalla Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-27 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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In this view from NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 2001, the Pele hot spot on Jupiter's moon Io shows a complex pattern of areas glowing in the dark, including areas likely to be fresh overturning of a lava lake's crust.
PIA02596:
Io's Pele Glowing in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-27 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A cliff slumps outward in these high-resolution views that NASA's Galileo spacecraft captured the edge of a mountain named Telegonus Mensa on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02597:
Slumping Cliff on Io in High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Clues about how lava spreads great distances on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io come from high-resolution views taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft of a lava channel flowing out of Emakong Patera near Io's equator.
PIA02598:
Lava Channel at Io's Emakong Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
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Wonderful colors in a volcanic crater named Tupan Patera on Jupiter's moon Io, as seen in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show varied results of lava interacting with sulfur-rich materials.
PIA02599:
Colorful Tupan Patera, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-11 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image, acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on September 26, 1998, shows features on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa that a scientific report published today interprets as signs of compressive folding.
PIA02960:
Folds on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-25 Jupiter Galileo
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True-color (left) and false-color (right) mosaics of Jupiter's northern hemisphere between 10 and 50 degrees latitude. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on April 3, 1997 at a distance of 1.4 million kilometers.
PIA03000:
Atmospheric Motion in Jupiter's Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-25 J Rings Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired this mosaic of Jupiter's ring system when the spacecraft was in Jupiter's shadow looking back toward the Sun. Jupiter's ring system is composed of three parts: a gossamer ring, a flat main ring, and a donut-shaped halo.
PIA03001:
Jovian Ring System Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-25 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The image on the left shows a region of Europa's crust made up of blocks which are thought to have broken apart and 'rafted' into new positions. These images were obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03002:
Blocks in the Europan Crust Provide More Evidence of Subterranean Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-30 Europa Galileo
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Reddish spots and shallow pits pepper the enigmatic ridged surface of Europa in this view combining information from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during two different orbits around Jupiter.
PIA03878:
Ruddy "Freckles" on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
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These two frames, derived from images of Jupiter's moon Ganymede by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, show bright terrain types and topography within an area called Sippar Sulcus in Ganymede's southern hemisphere.
PIA03214:
Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
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Terrain units and topography of the area where a bright swath called Erech Sulcus intersects northern Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede are shown in these frames taken from images of Jupiter's moon Ganymede by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA03215:
Erech Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
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Embayment of ridges and troughs in a portion of the Sippar Sulcus area of Jupiter's moon Ganymede in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is interpreted as evidence that the low-lying area was filled in by flooding with low-viscosity material.
PIA03216:
Ridges and Troughs in Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
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An irregularly shaped caldera, or pit, within the bright swath called Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede dominates this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03217:
Caldera in Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
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This perspective view, simulating a low altitude flight over the surface of Ganymede, was made possible by topographic analysis of stereo images of the Sippar Sulcus region. Such a view was made possible when NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed Ganymede.
PIA03218:
Ganymede Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-22 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The highest-resolution views ever obtained of any of Jupiter's moons, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in May 2001, reveal numerous bright, sharp knobs covering a portion of Jupiter's moon Callisto.
PIA03455:
Callisto Close-up with Jagged Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-22 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Bright scars on a darker surface testify to a long history of impacts on Jupiter's moon Callisto in this image of Callisto from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03456:
Global Callisto in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Scientists pointed NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera at the Tohil region of Jupiter's moon Io to investigate the curious relationship between Io's mountains and its volcanoes.
PIA03527:
Detailed View of Mountain and Craters at Tohil, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images of an area called Telegonus Mensa on Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001, reveal a complex interplay of geologic processes.
PIA03528:
Collapsing Cliff at Telegonus Mensa, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
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This mosaic of Tvashtar Catena on Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001, completes a series of views depicting changes in the region over a period of nearly two years. A catena is a chain of volcanic craters.
PIA03529:
Galileo's Last View of Tvashtar, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
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Light from the setting Sun falls across the Loki volcanic region on Jupiter's moon Io in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001. The image was taken to examine the relative depths and heights of features in the region.
PIA03530:
Galileo's Best View of Loki Volcano on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
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The source area of what had been a towering volcanic plume two months earlier lies in the far-right frame of this mosaic of images taken of Jupiter's moon Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001.
PIA03531:
New plume vent near Zamama, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001, near the equator of Jupiter's moon Io shows the contrast in volcanism styles found on Io. The central feature is a large patera, or volcanic depression, almost 100 kilometers (60 miles) long.
PIA03532:
Volcanic Depression and Shield Volcano, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Dramatic shadows across a mountainous landscape on Jupiter's moon Io reveal details of the topography around a peak named Tohil Mons in this mosaic created from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in October 2001.
PIA03600:
Tall Mountain, Tohil Mons, on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveals fresh lava in a wide pit named Gish Bar Patera on Jupiter's moon Io. The patera, or depression, is quite large: 106.3 kilometers (66 miles) by 115.0 kilometers (71 miles).
PIA03884:
Recent Eruption at Gish Bar Patera on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
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Repeated flybys of Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft have allowed scientists to develop an understanding of Io's Tohil-Culann region of interconnected volcanoes and mountains.
PIA03885:
Io's Culann-Tohil Region in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft captured this dramatic image of mountains on Io. The Sun was low in the sky. A low scarp runs from the upper left toward the center of the image. The jagged ridge is Mongibello Mons.
PIA03886:
Mountains on Io at Sunset
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Solid-State Imaging
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A field of bright lava flows next to a shield volcano could be a source of recent sulfur volcanism on Io, as detected by instruments aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03887:
Potential Source of Sulfur Flow on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
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An infrared thermal map and a visible-light image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the likelihood of an active lava lake at a volcanic feature called Gish Bar on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA03888:
Io's Gish Bar Volcanic Region in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of Jupiter's moon Ganymede consists of more than 100 images acquired with NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecrafts, showing irregular lumps beneath the icy surface.
PIA05077:
Lumps Within Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Amalthea Galileo
Voyager
Solid-State Imaging
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These images of Jupiter's moon Amalthea were taken with NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft. Amalthea is almost pure water ice, hinting that it may not have formed where it now orbits.
PIA07248:
Amalthea, A Rubble-Pile Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Io Galileo
Voyager
Solid-State Imaging
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This basemap of Jupiter's moon Io was produced by combining the best images from both NASA's Voyager 1 and Galileo Missions.
PIA09257:
Io in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images, derived from data obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show the subtle ripples in the ring of Jupiter that scientists have been able to trace back to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994.
PIA13893:
Subtle Ripples in Jupiter's Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-05 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of Jupiter's moon Europa features several regional-resolution mosaics overlaid on a lower resolution global view for context. The regional views were obtained during several different flybys of the moon by NASA's Galileo mission.
PIA16827:
Repeated Flybys Yield a Pole-to-Pole View of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-25 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This enhanced color image shows cracks and ridges on Europa's surface that reveal a detailed geologic history. The view was captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 2, 1999.
PIA17737:
Cracks and Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.
PIA18413:
Reddish Bands on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-17 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This enhanced-color view obtained on September 25, 1998 from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an intricate pattern of linear fractures on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA20028:
Europa's Varied Surface Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of images includes the most detailed view of the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa obtained by NASA's Galileo mission.
PIA21431:
Highest-resolution Europa Image & Mosaic from Galileo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Galileo Solid-State Imager (SSI) shows Europa's surface is covered with a vast network of linear features such as cracks, ridges, and bands.
PIA23166:
Europa's Rhadamanthys Linea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This animation is an artist's rendition of NASA's Juno spacecraft inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17. During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager to date.
PIA22962:
Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This image shows Jupiter's ring -- half in Jupiter's shadow -- as captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its 13th science orbit on July 16, 2018.
PIA22963:
Jupiter's Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This image shows the dark side of Jupiter during Perijove 11 as captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Feb. 7, 2018.
PIA22964:
Dark Side Courtesy of Jupiter's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This image shows the dark side of Jupiter as captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft. The clouds are illuminated by moonlight from Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA22965:
Juno Images Jupiter's Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This image shows Jupiter's northern auroral oval as captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on May 24, 2018 (Perijove 13).
PIA22968:
Juno's SRU Captures Jupiter Lightning
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-11 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This image from NASA's Juno mission is the first observation of shallow lightning flashes, signatures of high-altitude Jovian thunderstorms that may fundamentally influence the composition of Jupiter's atmosphere.
PIA24301:
Jupiter's Shallow Flashes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-11 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This composite image from NASA's Juno mission shows small lightning flashes observed on Jupiter's cloud tops.
PIA24302:
Jovian Flashes Close Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
MWR
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This animation shows the overlap of the field of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Antenna-1 beam.
PIA22967:
Juno SRU and MWR Coverage (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Jupiter Juno
Stellar Reference Unit (SRU)
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This animation gives an X-ray view of the Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera as it is bombarded by high-energy particles in Jupiter's inner radiation belts.
PIA24436:
High Energy and Juno's Stellar Reference Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-08 Ganymede Juno
Stellar Reference Unit (SRU)
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This image of the dark side of Ganymede was obtained by Juno's Stellar Reference Unit navigation camera during its June 7, 2021, flyby of the moon.
PIA24682:
Close-up of Dark Side of Jupiter Moon Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Jupiter Juno
Stellar Reference Unit (SRU-1)
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As NASA's Juno spacecraft flew through the narrow gap between Jupiter's radiation belts and the planet during Perijove 1, on Aug. 27, 2016, the SRU star camera collected the first image of Jupiter's ring system from the inside looking out.
PIA21644:
Jupiter Ring, With Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-30 Jupiter Juno
Subaru Telescope
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This false-color image of Jupiter was taken on May 18, 2017, with the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. The Great Red Spot appears at the lower center of the planet as a cold region with a thick cloud layer.
PIA21714:
Jupiter With Great Red Spot, Mid-Infrared, May 2017
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-30 Jupiter Juno
Subaru Telescope
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This frame from a video shows Jupiter as revealed by a powerful telescope sensitive to the giant planet's tropospheric temperatures and cloud thickness. It combines observations made on Jan. 14, 2017, using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.
PIA21715:
Rotating Jupiter With Great Red Spot, January 2017 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-08 Jupiter Subaru Telescope
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Scientists used red, blue and yellow to infuse this infrared image of Jupiter's atmosphere, which was recorded by the Subaru Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii on Jan. 12, 2017.
PIA22774:
Jupiter Poles: Hot from Solar Wind
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-08 Jupiter Subaru Telescope
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Sensitive to Jupiter's stratospheric temperatures, these infrared images were recorded by the Subaru Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Areas that are more yellow and red indicate the hotter regions.
PIA22775:
Heating Up Jupiter's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Jupiter Juno
Ultraviolet Spectrograph
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The complexity and richness of Jupiter's 'southern lights' (also known as auroras) are on display in this frame from an animation of false-color maps from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA21643:
Jupiter's Southern Lights Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-27 Jupiter Juno
Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS)
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The south pole of Jupiter and a potential transient luminous event — a bright, unpredictable, and extremely brief flash of light — is seen in this annotated image of data acquired on April 10, 2020, from Juno's UVS instrument.
PIA24050:
Possible Jupiter Sprite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-16 Jupiter Juno
Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS)
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This illustration depicts ultraviolet polar aurorae on Jupiter and Earth.
PIA24433:
Aurorae on Jupiter and Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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This large brown oval, photographed on Mar. 2, 1979 by NASA's Voyager 1. Features of this sort are not rare on Jupiter and have an average lifetime of one to two years. Above the feature is the pale orange North Temperate Belt.
PIA00015:
Large Brown Oval
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Europa Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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This archival image taken by NASA's Voyager 2, is of Europa, the smallest Galilean satellite. The bright areas are probably ice deposits, whereas the darkened areas may be the rocky surface or areas with a more patchy distribution of ice.
PIA00325:
Europa Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-01 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by NASA's Voyager 1 on Feb. 25, 1979. The colorful, wavy cloud pattern to the left of the Red Spot is a region of extraordinarily complex end variable wave motion.
PIA00014:
Jupiter Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This full-disk image of Jupiter's satellite Io was made from several frames taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Mar. 4, 1979, as the spacecraft neared the satellite.
PIA00023:
Io - Full Disk
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-12 Callisto Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Callisto was revealed by NASA's Voyager cameras to be a heavily cratered and hence geologically inactive world.
PIA00080:
Callisto Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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The hemisphere of Ganymede that faces away from the Sun displays a great variety of terrain in this mosaic from NASA's Voyager 2.
PIA00081:
Ganymede Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 1 took this photo of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Europa) on Feb. 13, 1979. Io is above Jupiter's Great Red Spot; Europa is above Jupiter's clouds. The poles are dark and reddish.
PIA00144:
Jupiter with Satellites Io and Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-03-13 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 1 took this photo of Jupiter Feb. 1, 1979. Voyager scientists saw that different colors in clouds around the Great Red Spot imply that the clouds swirl around the spot at varying altitudes.
PIA00235:
Jupiter with Satellite Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-07-17 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This photo of Ganymede, largest of Jupiter's Galilean satellites and the third from the planet, was taken shortly after midnight March 1, 1979 by NASA's Voyager 1 from a distance of 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers).
PIA00351:
Ganymede at 2.6 million miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-07-17 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This color picture of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite, was taken on the afternoon of March 2, 1979, by NASA's Voyager 1 from a distance of about 3.4 million kilometers (2.1 million miles).
PIA00352:
Ganymede at 3.4 million miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-03-15 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture was taken on March 4, 1979 at 2:30 A.M. PST by NASA's Voyager 1 from a distance of 2.6 million kilometers (1.6 million miles). Ganymede is Jupiter's largest satellite with a radius of about 2600 kilometers, about 1.5 times that of our Moon.
PIA00353:
Ganymede Full Disk
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-07-17 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite was taken on the afternoon of March 5, 1979 by NASA's Voyager 1 from a range 145,000 km (87,000 mi).
PIA00354:
Ganymede at 87,000 miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-02-06 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This color reconstruction of part of the northern hemisphere of Ganymede was made from pictures taken by NASA's Voyager at a range of 313,000 kilometers (194,000 miles).
PIA00356:
Ganymede's Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-02-06 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager captured this color picture of Ganymede in the region 30 S 180 W shows features as small as 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) across.
PIA00357:
Bright Halo Impact Crater on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-03-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Jupiter, its Great Red Spot and three of its four largest satellites are visible in this photo taken Feb. 5, 1979, by Voyager 1. Io, Europa, and Callisto are seen against Jupiter's disk.
PIA00358:
Jupiter and Three Galilean Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-03-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This photo of Jupiter was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on March 1, 1979. The photo shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot (upper right) and the turbulent region immediately to the west.
PIA00359:
Jupiter Great Red Spot and White Ovals
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-03-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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A high resolution image of the Jovian mid-latitudes taken by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft on March 2, 1979, shows distinctly differing characteristics of the planet's meteorology.
PIA00360:
High Winds in the Jovian Mid-latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-31 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This color picture of Io, Jupiter's innermost Galilean satellite, was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on the morning of March 5, 1979 at a range of 128,500 kilometers (77,100 miles).
PIA00361:
Io Surface Deposits and Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-03-06 Callisto Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This color photo of Jupiter's satellite Callisto was made from three black-and-white images taken by NASA's Voyager March 5, 1979 from a distance of 746,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers).
PIA00362:
Callisto's Icy Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This photograph of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter was obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 on June 25, 1979. Seen in front of the turbulent clouds of the planet is Io, the innermost of the large Galilean satellites of Jupiter.
PIA00371:
Jupiter - Io In Front of Jupiter's Turbulent Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture from NASA's Voyager 2 shows a region of the southern hemisphere extending from the Great Red Spot to the south pole. The white oval is seen beneath the Great Red Spot, and several small scale spots are visible farther to the south.
PIA00372:
Jupiter - Region from the Great Red Spot to the South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-16 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This photo of a volcanic eruption on Jupiter's satellite Io (dark fountain-like feature near the limb) was taken March 4, 1979, about 12 hours before NASA's Voyager 1's closest approach to Jupiter.
PIA00373:
Io - Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-16 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This photo of an active volcanic eruption on Jupiter's satellite Io was taken 1 hour, 52 minutes after the accompanying picture, late in the evening of March 4, 1979, by NASA's Voyager 1.
PIA00374:
Io - One of at Least Four Simultaneous Erupting Volcanic Eruptions
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-16 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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The detailed structure near the volcano Loki is like nothing seen elsewhere on Io. When NASA's Voyager 1 took this picture, the main eruptive activity came from the lower left of the dark linear feature (perhaps a rift) in the center.
PIA00375:
Io - Volcano Loki and Loki Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-09 J Rings Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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The rings of Jupiter proved to be unexpectedly bright when seen with the Sun nearly behind them. Strong forward scattering of sunlight is characteristic of small particles. This view was obtained by NASA's Voyager 2.
PIA00376:
Rings of Jupiter Star Trail
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-09 J Rings Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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The rings of Jupiter proved to be unexpectedly bright when seen with the Sun nearly behind them. Strong forward scattering of sunlight is characteristic of small particles. This view was obtained by NASA's Voyager 2.
PIA00377:
Rings of Jupiter
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