4.4.07

Jupitershine


The latest image from the New Horizons Jupiter encounter is this, of volcanic Io and icy Europa. Europa, the crescent in this image, is actually smaller than Io, but appears larger because it's closer. Also, because of their different positions, Europa's night side is completely dark, while much of Io's is lit by sunlight reflected from the turbulent clouds of Jupiter.

2 comments:

tinker said...

Pretty!

Geosomin said...

Wow..that's beautiful. It's so cool to think it's real...