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Jupiter and Io from Pleiades-1B (animation)

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Jupiter and Io from Pleiades-1B (animation) A week after its December 2 launch, the high-resolution Earth-observation satellite Pleiades-1B pointed at Jupiter to take this sequence of eight photos. The photos are separated by about 45 minutes and were taken during the calibration and commissioning phase of the spacecraft.

CNES / Astrium Services / Spot Image

A small dot visible to the lower left of the animation's first frame is either a background star or (more likely) an artifact.

Original image data dated on or about December 7, 2012.


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