The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Pele's Hotspot in Infrared
Filed under Jupiter's moons, Io, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing
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
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Original image data dated on or about January 2, 2001
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