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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Clumps following Adrastea

Filed under Jupiter's moons, Jupiter's rings, New Horizons, pretty pictures, amateur image processing

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Clumps following Adrastea Jupiter's moon Adrastea has an associated ring. One of the surprising discoveries from New Horizons' encounter with Jupiter was three clumps in the main rings following the tiny moon Adrastea (16 kilometers in diameter). The image shown here was taken from an animation of the clumps moving around the rings (Quicktime format, 4 MB).

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / annotation by E. Lakdawalla

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

 

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