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New Horizons observes Jupiter's rotation
Filed under Jupiter's moons, New Horizons, Io, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Ganymede, global views, many worlds, animation, Jupiter
New Horizons' long-range camera LORRI monitored Jupiter's rotation as the spacecraft approached on January 9 and 10, 2007. The 11 images in this animation were each taken an hour apart and cover one full rotation of the planet. During the animation, first Ganymede and then Io cross the field of view, casting their shadows onto the planet. There are a total of six of these movies planned for New Horizons' approach to Jupiter; the last of those should have been taken on Sunday, so stay tuned to the New Horizons site for those. There are only three other sets of images planned for the next month: a handful of "Kodak moments," images taken primarily for their prettiness.
NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Animation by E. Lakdawalla
Original image data dated on or about January 9, 2007.
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