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.
About the Image
|Release date:||20 April 1999, 06:00|
|Size:||800 x 570 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant|
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|260 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|340 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|410 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|