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Jupiter and Io from Pleiades-1B (animation)

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.

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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