Io Transit of Jupiter

While hunting for volcanic plumes on Io, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured these images of the volatile moon sweeping across the giant face of Jupiter. Only a few weeks before these dramatic images were taken, the orbiting telescope snapped a portrait of one of Io's volcanoes spewing sulfur dioxide 'snow.'

These stunning images of the planetary duo are being released to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the Hubble telescope's launch on April 24, 1990. All of these images were taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.

Credit:

J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9913a
Type:Collage
Release date:20 April 1999, 06:00
Size:800 x 570 px

About the Object

Name:Io, Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
260 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
U
340 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
U
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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