Some planet

Have an early morning (well it’s early morning here – I realize this is an eccentric lightly-populated time zone) picture of Jupiter and Io.

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  1. Athywren says

    I want to word, but I have no words… other than those words, and also wow.

    They look pretty enough through a telescope, but this… this is nice.

  2. Athywren says

    It’s trying for a spot in the Guinness Book Of Universe Records. It has a while to go yet.

  3. lpetrich says

    Here’s the original: Jupiter-Io Montage, assembled from some pictures taken by the New Horizons spacecraft when it flew by that planet in early 2007.

    That spacecraft is on its way to Pluto, and it is now just before Neptune’s orbit. It will fly by Pluto on July 14, 2015, almost a year from now.

  4. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    Obi-Wan: “That’s no moon… it’s a spa– oh, wait, it IS a moon. Never mind. Sorry.”


    Io to Jupiter: “Psst… NOT ALL MOONS!”

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