Io High Above Jupiter’s Storms

Credit: NASA; JPL; Ciclops; University of Arizona; Kinetikon Pictures | Copyright: Michael Benson
May 19, 2010
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Credit: NASA; JPL; Ciclops; University of Arizona; Kinetikon Pictures | Copyright: Michael Benson

Io High Above Jupiter’s Storms is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's exhibition, Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes, from May 26, 2010 - May 2, 2011. 

Io appears near the center in the transition area between Jupiter’s day and night sides. Even though Jupiter’s size is immense, it rotates much faster than Earth—once every 10 hours.

Cassini, January 1, 2001
Image Number: WEB11410-2010