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Io Over Jupiter
February 19, 2001
The Galilean satellite Io floats above the cloudtops of Jupiter in this image captured on thedawn of the new millennium, January 1, 2001, two days after the closest approach ofNASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The image is deceiving; there are 350,000 kilometers—roughly 2.5Jupiters—between Io and Jupiter’s clouds. Io is the size of our Moon, and Jupiter is very big.

image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona





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