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Io Transit of Jupiter

Io Transit of Jupiter

Depicts: Jupiter, Io
Copyright: J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA

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."
Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Jun-2024 06:09 UT

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