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Io over Jupiter

Io over Jupiter - Io, Planet, Moon, Jupiter
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Io over Jupiter. Jupiter's moon Io, roughly the size of Earth's moon, appears to be skimming Jupiter's cloud tops, but it's actually 310, 000 miles (500,000 kilometers) away. Io zips around Jupiter in 1.8 days, whereas our moon circles Earth every 28 days. The conspicuous black spot on Jupiter is Io's shadow and is about the size of the moon itself (2,262 miles or 3,640 kilometers across). This shadow sails across the face of Jupiter at 38,000 mph (17 kilometers per second). The smallest details visible on Io and Jupiter measure 93 miles (150 kilometers) across, or about the size of Connecticut.

J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA / ESA
KimE12 Uploaded by KimE12 on . Io over Jupiter - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: Io over Jupiter. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 2203852. Io over Jupiter. Jupiter's moon Io, roughly the size of Earth's moon, appears to be skimming Jupiter's cloud tops, but it's actually 310, 000 miles (500,000 kilometers) away. Io zips around Jupiter in 1.8 days, whereas our moon circles Earth every 28 days. The conspicuous black spot on Jupiter is Io's shadow and is about the size of the moon itself (2,262 miles or 3,640 kilometers across). This shadow sails across the face of Jupiter at 38,000 mph (17 kilometers per second). The smallest details visible on Io and Jupiter measure 93 miles (150 kilometers) across, or about the size of Connecticut.

J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA / ESA
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Wallpaper Comments (4)

C.R.McL.
Posted by C.R.McL. on 03/30/17 at 01:15 PM
Jumping Jupiter!
That little moon is REALLY dashing around at a break neck gait! Thanks for all the info, Kim! All that speed, along with tidal flexing, means Io has a geologically active surface. Monstrous shot shows the massive size differentials! Pretty colors too! Thanks! -Cassandra. fav+1
emma999
Posted by emma999 on 03/30/17 at 01:17 AM
Absolutely amazing knowing the size of Jupiter..., great little scooter that Io!:):) and thanks for the info, love the image!
welcha
Posted by welcha on 12/14/16 at 10:28 PM
know the universe is the most sought after destination of man..!
fantastic
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Total Downloads: 36
Times Favorited: 3
Uploaded By: KimE12
Date Uploaded: December 14, 2016
Filename: Io-over-Jupiter.jpg
Original Resolution: 1500x1053
File Size: 443.5KB
Category: Moons

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