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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-20 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Jupiter's four largest satellites, including Io, the golden ornament in front of Jupiter in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02860:
Io in Front of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The familiar banded appearance of Jupiter at low and middle latitudes gradually gives way to a more mottled appearance at high latitudes in this striking true color image taken Dec. 13, 2000, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02856:
High Latitude Mottling on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Io Voyager
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During its 1979 flyby, NASA's Voyager 2 observed Io only from a distance. However, the volcanic activity discovered by Voyager 1 months earlier was readily visible.
PIA02857:
Io Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 observed Io on the far side of Jupiter in this set of images. This sequence of nine images was collected using the Green filter from about 1.2 million kilometers.
PIA02858:
Jupiter-shine' on Io Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is a frame from the original Voyager 'Blue Movie' (so named because it was built from Blue filter images). It records the approach of NASA's Voyager 1 during a period of over 60 Jupiter days.
PIA02855:
Voyager 1 "Blue Movie" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-17 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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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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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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 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
Solid-State Imaging
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The area of Nicholson Regio and Arbela Sulcus illustrates many of the diverse terrain types on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, as seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02572:
Region of Ganymede with Mix of Terrains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Impact craters dominate the surface down to the smallest features visible on the dark terrain of the Nicholson Regio region of Jupiter's moon Ganymede in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02571:
Ganymede Dark Terrain at High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 1, 2000, shows details of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other features that were not visible in images taken earlier, when Cassini was farther from Jupiter.
PIA02852:
Jupiter Eye to Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of high-altitude cloud movements on Jupiter. It was taken in early October 2000.
PIA02851:
Still from High-Clouds Jupiter Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Jupiter's high-altitude clouds are seen in this still image made from seven frames taken by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02850:
Movie of High Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A four-panel frame shows a section of Jupiter's north equatorial belt viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at four different wavelengths, and a separate reference frame shows the location of the belt on the planet.
PIA02838:
Northern Belt of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Jupiter casts a baleful eye toward the moon Ganymede in this enhanced-contrast image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02837:
Eyeing Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image is one frame from a movie clip of cloud motions on Jupiter, from the side of the planet opposite to the Great Red Spot. It was taken in the first week of October 2000 by the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft,
PIA02832:
Still from Processed Movie of Zonal Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of cloud movements on Jupiter. The smallest features visible are about 500 kilometers (about 300 miles) across.
PIA02830:
Still from Red Spot Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The view is of the opposite side of the planet from Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02831:
Processed Movie of Zonal Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows counterclockwise atmospheric motion around Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during seven separate rotations of Jupiter between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, 2000.
PIA02829:
Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These two images, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, show Jupiter in a near-infrared wavelength, and catch Europa, one of Jupiter's largest moons, at different phases.
PIA02826:
Jupiter and Europa in Near Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This sequence of nine true-color, narrow-angle images shows the varying appearance of Jupiter as it rotated through more than a complete 360-degree turn. Image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02825:
Nine Frames as Jupiter Turns
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The first discrete ammonia ice cloud positively identified on Jupiter is shown in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Ammonia ice is shown in clouds to the northwest of the Great Red Spot.
PIA02569:
Ammonia Ice near Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This high-resolution mosaic of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows lava flows, bright streaks, and ridged plains at the northern margin of the lava flow field at the volcanic center Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02568:
Galileo Takes a Close-up Look at Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic combines images collected in February 2000 and the summer of 1999 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft to highlight new details of the longest active lava flow known in the solar system.
PIA02567:
Giant Lava Flow on Io, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Most of the 12 images in this mosaic were taken on February 22, 2000, by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. It has been merged with lower-resolution color data acquired by Galileo during the summer of 1999.
PIA02566:
Io's Chain of Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Prometheus is the 'Old Faithful' of the many volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io. A broad, umbrella-shaped plume of gas and dust has been spotted above Prometheus by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft every time the viewing conditions have been favorable.
PIA02565:
Sources of Volcanic Plumes Near Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This composite of images, all acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, contains three views at three different image resolutions of the volcano Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io. The upper mosaic consists of eight high-resolution frames.
PIA02564:
Io's Prometheus Volcano at Various Resolutions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A hot, active volcanic crater named Camaxtli Patera (large feature to the right) is shown in this image of Jupiter's moon Io taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000.
PIA02563:
Camaxtli Patera, An Active Volcanic Center on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of images acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000, shows the highest resolution view ever obtained of the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, 5 to 6 meters (16 to 20 feet) per picture element.
PIA02562:
Very High Resolution View of Io's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These three images of Jupiter, taken through the narrow angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft from a distance of 77.6 million kilometers (48.2 million miles) on October 8, reveal more than is apparent to the naked eye through a telescope.
PIA02822:
Jupiter in blue, ultraviolet and Near Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-23 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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These four images of clouds in a portion of Jupiter's southern hemisphere show steps in the consolidation of three 'white oval' storms into one over a three-year span of time. The images were obtained by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA02823:
Oval Storms Merging on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Great Red Spot (below and right of center) seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a giant atmospheric storm as wide as two Earths and over 300 years old.
PIA02821:
Jupiter's Great Red Spot in Cassini Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-10 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This color image of Jupiter was taken by the camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft when it was 81.3 million kilometers (50.5 million miles) from the planet.
PIA02972:
Jupiter in Color, by Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-05 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image of Jupiter was taken by NASA's Cassini Imaging Science narrow angle camera through the blue filter (centered at 445 nanometers) on October 1, 2000, 15:26 UTC at a distance of 84.1million km from Jupiter.
PIA02666:
Cassini "First-Look" Images of Jupiter
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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 2000-09-25 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 2000-08-11 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 2000-08-03 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Cutaway views of the possible internal structures of the Galilean satellites. Ganymede at lower left, Callisto at lower right, Io on upper left, and Europa on upper right in a combined biew from NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA01082:
Possible Internal Structures of the Galilean Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-10 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image reveals the scar of a past major impact of a comet or small asteroid on Europa's surface. A city-sized impact crater was viewed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02561:
Europa Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-08 Io Voyager
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Perhaps the most spectacular of all the Voyager photos of Io is this mosaic obtained by NASA's Voyager 1 on March 5 at a range of 400,000 kilometers.
PIA02294:
Io 2x2 Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Pele, one of Io's best-known volcanoes, was observed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, during the flyby of Jupiter's moon Io on February 22, 2000.
PIA02560:
Temperature Map of Pele, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image shows the Chaac region, on Jupiter's moon Io, viewed by two instruments on NASA's spacecraft Galileo during the flyby on February 22, 2000. On the left is an image taken by Galileo's onboard camera.
PIA02559:
Sulphur Dioxide on the Chaac Region of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Changes in the volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io can be seen in these three views, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its three flybys of Io in October 1999, November 1999 and February 2000.
PIA02558:
Myriad of Hot Spots on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The margin of the lava flow field associated with the Prometheus volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io is seen in this image, acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000. The image has a resolution of 12 meters (39 feet) per picture element.
PIA02557:
Lava Flows and Ridged Plains at Prometheus, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image, acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000, is the highest resolution image ever taken of Io. The resolution is 5.2 meters (18 feet) per picture element.
PIA02556:
Highest-Resolution Picture of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000 shows three mountains and two lava-filled depressions in the Shamshu region of Jupiter's moon Io. The dark oval feature is a depression that has been resurfaced by lava flows.
PIA02555:
Shamshu Mons and Patera, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows one of many mountains on Jupiter's moon Io. The image was made by combining a recent high-resolution, black and white image with earlier low-resolution color data to provide a high-resolution, color view.
PIA02554:
Colorized View of Zal Region, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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This stereo image of Jupiter's moon Io shows the topography of a region on Io that includes the Zal Patera feature and a mountain or plateau that borders it to the west. It was created by combining two different views taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02553:
Stereo Image of Zal Patera and Neighboring Mountain, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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This stereo image illustrates the topography of the Tvashtar Catena region on Jupiter's moon Io. It was created by combining two different views of Tvashtar taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999 and February 22, 2000.
PIA02552:
Stereo Image of Tvashtar Catena, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Detail of one of the calderas, or collapsed volcanic craters, on Jupiter's moon Io, is seen in these images acquired on February 22, 2000by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Taken from a distance of 700 to 800 kilometers (roughly 400 to 500 miles).
PIA02551:
Snapshots of Chaac: Io's Calderas Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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An active volcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Io was captured in this image taken on February 22, 2000 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Tvashtar Catena, a chain of giant volcanic calderas, where an energetic eruption caught in action in November 1999.
PIA02550:
Ongoing Volcanic Eruption at Tvashtar Catena, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 1 took this narrow-angle camera image on 5 March 1979 from a distance of 69,000 kilometers. The feature shown is a volcanic caldera which may be actively spewing material into space (dark gray fuzz near upper-right part of the caldera rim).
PIA02288:
Io Caldera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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RIGHT: This picture shows part of the surface of Ganymede as viewed from a range-of 120,000 km by NASA's Voyager 2 on July 9th. In the foreground is typical grooved terrain as seen by Voyager 1.
PIA02281:
Ganymede - Surface
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VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two close-up photos of Ganymede, largest of Jupiter's 13 moons, were obtained on July 8 by NASA's Voyager 2 from 86,000 miles (top) and 192,000 miles.
PIA02282:
Ganymede - Close Up Photos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of Io, Jupiter's innermost Galilean satellite, was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on the morning of March 5, 1979, during the closest approach to this satellite.
PIA02280:
Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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On the afternoon of March 5, 1979, NASA's Voyager 1 took this picture of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite, from a range of 246,000 km (158,400 mi).
PIA02279:
Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite, was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on the afternoon of March 5, 1979 from a range of 253,000 kilometers (151,800 miles).
PIA02278:
Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Ganymede Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 took this picture of Ganymede on 5 March 1979. It was taken with the narrow-angle camera from a range of 270,000 kilometers.
PIA02286:
Ganymede Varied Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Callisto Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of a multi-ring basin on Callisto was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on the morning of March 6, 1979, from a distance of about 200,000 km.
PIA02277:
Callisto Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 1 took this narrow-angle camera image on 5 March 1979 from a distance of 450,000 kilometers. At this geometry, the camera looks straight down through a volcanic plume at one of Io's most active volcanos, Pele.
PIA02287:
Io Pele Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image compares temperatures at the volcano Loki, the most powerful volcano on Io, seen by the photopolarimeter-radiometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its October 1999 flyby of Jupiter's moon Io, and its February 2000 flyby.
PIA02549:
Temperature Comparison at Loki
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This is the first-ever map of temperatures over large areas of Io's night-side, obtained with the photopolarimeter-radiometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during flybys of Io in November 1999 and February 2000.
PIA02548:
Temperature Map of Io's Night Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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Ideas about the role of sulfur in volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io are illustrated. Sulfur gas consisting of pairs of sulfur atoms (S2), detected above Io's volcano Pele by the Hubble Space Telescope, is ejected from the hot vents of Io's volcanoes.
PIA02547:
The Role of Sulfur in Io's Volcanoes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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This image depicts the discovery of sulfur gas in the plume of the Pele volcano on Jupiter's moon Io, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in October 1999, during a flyby of Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02546:
Sulfur Gas in Pele's Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft caught this volcanic eruption in action on Jupiter's moon Io on November 25, 1999. This mosaic shows Tvashtar Catena, a chain of calderas, in enhanced color.
PIA02545:
Eruption at Tvashtar Catena, Io, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The Culann Patera volcano on Jupiter's moon Io was observed by the near-infrared mapping spectrometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its Io flyby on Nov. 25, 1999.
PIA02544:
Culann Patera/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The Prometheus region of Jupiter's moon Io was imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1999. The maps made from spectrometer data show the interplay between hot silicates on the surface and sulfur dioxide frost.
PIA02543:
Prometheus Silicates/Sulfur dioxide/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Volcanic 'hot spots' are seen in this color temperature map of the Prometheus volcano on Jupiter's moon Io created with data obtained by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA02542:
Prometheus/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image of Loki Patera on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io shows data taken by the near-infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its Io flyby on Oct. 10, 1999.
PIA02541:
Loki Patera/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired the images in this mosaic of Hi-iaka Patera (the irregularly shaped, dark depression at the center of the image) and two nearby mountains on November 25, 1999 during its 25th orbit.
PIA02540:
Rifting at Hi'iaka Patera, Io?
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Solid-State Imaging
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft observed this volcano, Emakong Patera, a large, dark caldera from which numerous bright flows extend out in all directions. Unlike many of the other volcanoes on Io, high-temperature material has never been observed at Emakong.
PIA02539:
Bright Lava Flows at Emakong Patera, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images illustrate just how quickly the surface of Io is changing. The image on the left shows lava flows from the volcano Prometheus as seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 11, 1999 on its 24th orbit (I24).
PIA02538:
Changes Observed in Just 4.5 Months at Prometheus, Io
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Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of images shows a portion of a long lava flow that appeared during the 17 years between flybys of Io by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft. Images are high resolution and were acquired by Galileo on October 11, 1999 during its 24th orbit.
PIA02537:
Lava Flows at Zamama, Io
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Solid-State Imaging
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This very high resolution mosaic shows the complex collection of lava flows, pits, domes, and possibly rafted plates of lava on Io. The images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 11, 1999 during its 24th orbit.
PIA02536:
1997 Lava Flows Near Pillan Patera, Io
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Solid-State Imaging
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Culann Patera, one of the most colorful volcanic centers on Io, is the centerpiece of this mosaic of the best high-resolution, color view of Io yet returned by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02535:
Culann Patera, Io, in False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Callisto Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This black and white image of Callisto was taken by NASA's Voyager 2 about 3:20 A.M PDT Saturday, July 7, from a range of about 1.1 million kilometers (675,000 miles).
PIA02253:
Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Amalthea Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These two images of Jupiter's small, irregularly shaped moon Amalthea, obtained by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft, form a 'stereo pair' that helps scientists determine this moon's shape and the topography of its surface features.
PIA02532:
Bright Streak on Amalthea
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Solid-State Imaging
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These images of the inner Jovian moons Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis (left to right), taken in January 2000 by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft, are the highest-resolution images ever obtained of these small, irregularly shaped satellites.
PIA02531:
Best images yet of Thebe, Amalthea and Metis
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Solid-State Imaging
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A montage of images of the small inner moons of Jupiter from the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the best views obtained of these moons during Galileo's 11th orbit around the giant planet in November 1997.
PIA02530:
Jupiter Small Satellite Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Volcanic calderas, lava flows and cliffs are seen in this false color image of a region near the south pole of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, created by combining a black and white image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft with lower resolution color images.
PIA02534:
Terrain near Io's South Pole, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Lava flows similar to those found in Hawaii are seen in the black and white image at top, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. It is one of the highest resolution images ever obtained of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
PIA02533:
Highest Resolution of Lava Flows on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This composite image of the Jupiter-facing hemisphere of Europa was obtained on Nov. 25, 1999 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Blue areas show cleanest, brightest icy surfaces, while the red areas have the highest concentrations of darker, non-ice materials.
PIA02529:
Europa: Sea Salts or Battery Acid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows a portion of Jupiter in the southern hemisphere over 17 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02258:
Voyager 1 Jupiter Southern Hemisphere Movie Animation Icon
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VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie records an eruptive event in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter over a period of 8 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 2 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02257:
Voyager 2 Jupiter Eruption Movie Animation Icon
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VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows the portion of Jupiter around the Great Red Spot as it swirls through more than 60 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02259:
Voyager 1 Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-23 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 took this picture of Io July 10, 1979, from a range of 1.2 million kilometers (750,000 miles).
PIA02254:
Io - Crescent with Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-23 Ganymede Voyager
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This view of Ganymede was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on the afternoon of March 5 from a range of 267,000 kilometers (167,000 miles).
PIA02252:
Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-23 J Rings Voyager
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First evidence of a ring around the planet Jupiter is seen in this photograph taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979. The multiple exposure of the extremely thin faint ring appears as a broad light band crossing the center of the picture.
PIA02251:
Jupiter's Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-23 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of part of the southern hemisphere of Io was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 at a range of 74,675 km and shows an area at the terminator, very close to the edge of the disk as viewed from the spacecraft.
PIA02250:
Io - Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-23 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image was acquired by NASA's Voyager 1 as it approached close passage by the south pole of Io, the innermost of the four large Galilean satellites.
PIA02249:
Io - South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-23 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This photo of Io, innermost of the four large Galilean satellites of Jupiter, was taken through an ultraviolet filter by the narrow angle camera of NASA's Voyager 1.
PIA02248:
Io
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