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Pele's Hotspot in Infrared

Pele's Hotspot in Infrared

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic

Pele's Hotspot in Infrared
The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) spotted the hotspot of Io's volcano Pele (the bright spot visible on the night side of Io in the lower two images) with its infrared filters on 2 January 2001 00:22 UTC from a distance of 10.29 million kilometers. The four views shown here are composed of different filter combinations from ISS, magnified by a factor of 3.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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