Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Eruption of Ra Patera, Io
Filed under Jupiter's moons, Io, Hubble Space Telescope, pretty pictures
False-color visible/ultraviolet images of Io showing the appearance and fading of a white volcanic deposit from an eruption at Ra Patera (near the center of the disk) as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 between 1994 and 1997.
Space Telescope Science Institute / Lowell Observatory / John Spencer
Original image data dated on or about July 1, 1997
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