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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Io and Jupiter from Voyager 1

Filed under Io, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Voyager 1 and 2, global views, many worlds, Jupiter

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Io and Jupiter from Voyager 1 Voyager 1 captured this mosaic on Io on March 4, 1979, as a nearly full-phase Io appeared to travel across Jupiter's terminator. Viewed near the edge of its disk and at local dusk, only the uppermost blue hazes of Jupiter's atmosphere are visible.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

The mosaic, which consists of four clear-filter images followed by violet, blue, orange, and green frames, is a great challenge to assemble because in the 11 minutes it took Voyager to record and transmit the 6 images (from 22:36:35 to 22:47:48) Io completely transited the terminator, and because the color frames are not complete, with pieces of Io cut off. Source images can be downloaded here.

Original image data dated on or about May 4, 1979.

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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: Ted Stryk

 

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