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Io over Jupiter's clouds

Io over Jupiter's clouds

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Voyager 1 Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS): NASA / JPL-Caltech / Alexis Tranchandon / Solaris

Io over Jupiter's clouds
On March 3 1979, Voyager 1 captured this view of Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system, floating over Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

The scene is composed of a 12-frames mosaic made of 28 individual images (12 orange filters and 16 violet filters). More classic orientation here: This image is a small crop of a global map Voyager 1 captured on March 3 1979. The data-set contains another captivating scene popularised by Micheal Benson of Europa over the Great Red Spot, yet to be seen in colors as far as I know.

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: Alexis Tranchandon

Original image data dated on or about March 3, 1979

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