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Backlit Jupiter and its rings

Backlit Jupiter and its rings

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Judy Schmidt

Backlit Jupiter and its rings
This image of Jupiter's rings was taken by Voyager 2 looking back towards Jupiter from inside its shadow one day after its flyby. The lower ring is cut short by Jupiter's shadow. The image was produced from two images taken through the orange and violet filters and a synthesized green channel from a distance of ~1.5 million km. North is toward the upper right of the image.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Judy Schmidt

Original image data dated on or about July 10, 1979

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