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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Io on Galileo's E6 orbit

Filed under Jupiter's moons, Io, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Galileo, global views

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Io on Galileo's E6 orbit This view of the anti-Jovian hemisphere of Io was captured by Galileo on February 20, 1997, on its "E6" orbit. The volcano named Prometheus, which has been erupting continuously since Voyager flew past, is in the center of the disk, with a curl of black lava exiting to its right.

NASA / JPL / UA / color composite by Jason Perry

Original image data dated on or about February 20, 1997.

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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: Jason Perry

 

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