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Io and Europa from New Horizons (Emily Lakdawalla's version)

Filed under Jupiter's moons, New Horizons, Io, Europa, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, global views, many worlds

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Io and Europa from New Horizons (Emily Lakdawalla's version) An iconic image from the New Horizons flyby of Jupiter in 2007, showing Io and Europa together. Io's nightside is visible thanks to Jupitershine. Europa is closer to New Horizons than Jupiter, so the portion of its night side visible to New Horizons is not Jupiterlit.

NASA / JPL / SWRI / Emily Lakdawalla

The image is composed of color MVIC data draped over more detailed grayscale LORRI data. The moons are in the positions they occupied when the MVIC image was taken.

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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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 March 2, 2007

 

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Comments:

James: 08/09/2012 06:39 CDT

Amazing image. Is the blue near the top of Io the magnetic field or something else?

Emily: 08/14/2012 11:31 CDT

Nope! It's the plume of the exploding volcano Tvashtar.

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