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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Pele's Hotspot in Infrared

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Pele's Hotspot in Infrared The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) spotted the hotspot of Io's volcano Pele (the bright spot visible on the night side of Io in the lower two images) with its infrared filters on January 2nd, 2001 00:22 UTC from a distance of 10.29 million kilometers. The four views shown here are composed of different filter combinations from ISS, magnified by a factor of 3.

NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic

Copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about January 2, 2001

 

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