Io Transit of Jupiter

While hunting for volcanic plumes on Io, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the volatile moon sweeping across the giant face 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.'

Credit:

J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9913b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 April 1999, 06:00
Size:716 x 741 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
340 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
U
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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