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Io volcanic eruption captured with the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM)

Io volcanic eruption captured with the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM)

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Io volcanic eruption captured with the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM)
This Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) image was acquired on 21 December 2018 at 12:30 UTC, while Io was in Jupiter's shadow. The instrument reveals very high temperatures at the location of a volcanic eruption on Io, and the warm glow of lots of other volcanic throats.

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Original image data dated on or about December 21, 2018

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