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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Pele erupts

Filed under Jupiter's moons, Io, Hubble Space Telescope, pretty pictures, Jupiter

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Pele erupts False-color ultraviolet image of sulfur gas from Io's Pele plume, in the eight-o'clock position, blocking light from Jupiter in the background, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in 1996.

Space Telescope Science Institute / Lowell Observatory / John Spencer

Original image data dated on or about June 17, 1996

 

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