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Fw: Volcanoes and Auroras Glow in Eclipse Movie of Jupiter's Moon Io



Sorry for getting a bit off the AMSAT topic but
this IO movie of its aurora and volcanoes is
amazing.

Bob

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Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 4:26 PM
Subject: Volcanoes and Auroras Glow in Eclipse Movie of Jupiter's Moon Io


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> Image Advisory February 5, 2001
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> Volcanoes and Auroras Glow in Eclipse Movie of Jupiter's Moon Io
>
> The first movie ever made of Jupiter's moon Io while it is in eclipse
> shows bright spots of hot lava and changes in auroral glows. These images
> from NASA's Cassini spacecraft provide evidence that the auroras originate
> in electrical currents that connect Io and Jupiter along magnetic-field
> lines.
>
> Other images being released today by the Cassini imaging team show
> auroras on the dark side of Jupiter itself, near both of the planet's
> poles. Jupiter's south pole aurora had never been imaged from the planet's
> night side before.
>
> The images are available from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,
> Calif., at:
>
> http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pictures/jupiter
> or
> http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/english/
>
> and from the Cassini imaging science team at the University of Arizona,
> Tucson, at:
>
> http://ciclops.lpl.arizona.edu/ .
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> Cassini made its closest pass to Jupiter on Dec. 30, 2000, gaining a
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