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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Eruption of Ra Patera, Io

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Eruption of Ra Patera, Io 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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