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Hubble Photo Gallery of Jupiter's Galilean Satellites
Hubble Photo Gallery of Jupiter's Galilean Satellites (click to enlarge)
 
 

Hubble Photo Gallery of Jupiter's Galilean Satellites
Date: 10 Oct 1995

This is a Hubble telescope "family portrait" of Jupiter's four largest moons.


Located approximately a half billion miles away, the moons are so small that, in visible light, they appear as fuzzy disks in the largest ground-based telescopes. Hubble can resolve surface details seen previously only by the Voyager space probes in the early 1980s. While the Voyager probes provided close-up snapshots of the satellites, Hubble can now follow changes on the moons and reveal other characteristics at ultraviolet and near-infrared wavelengths.


Image Credit: K. Noll (STScI), J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory), NASA

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