Friday, December 04, 2009

This view, taken on October 26, 1996, during Galileo's second orbit of Jupiter, shows a crescent Ganymede and Io.  Missing pieces of Ganymede and Io are filled in from other orbits (the tips of Io's red crescent and a small portion of Ganymede's center).  The color is taken from other orbits.  This image was taken for the purpose of optical navigation, but it is still a pretty view.

Processed Images Copyright Ted Stryk, Raw Data Courtesy NASA/JPL

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