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Daily Telescope: A stunning new image of Io reveals a volcanic plume | Ars Technica

  

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Via:  outis  •  3 weeks ago  •  8 comments

By:   SciGuySpace (Ars Technica)

Daily Telescope: A stunning new image of Io reveals a volcanic plume | Ars Technica
Juno continues to deliver in the Jovian system.

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The average distance to Jupiter is 44 million Miles.


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There is a little too much darkness in this world and not enough light, a little too much pseudoscience and not enough science. We'll let other publications offer you a daily horoscope. At Ars Technica, we're going to take a different route, finding inspiration from very real images of a universe that is filled with stars and wonder.

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Good morning. It's February 6, and today's image reveals the Jovian moon Io in a revelatory new light.

Over the weekend the operators of NASA's Juno spacecraft released a new batch of images showcasing a February 3 flyby of Io, the volcanically active moon orbiting Jupiter. Io, if you didn't know, is the most volcanically active world known to humans.

As part of its mission to closely study Jupiter, Juno has also been making periodic flybys of some of the gas giant's more intriguing moons. NASA then invites members of the public to process the raw images to tease out details.

Bjorn Jonsson has done just that for the most recent flyby of Io, producing the amazing image in this post. Of his work, Jonsson says, "The small, bright features are specular reflections from features that normally appear dark (volcanic glass?). A plume is visible at lower right, it's been brightened rel to other parts of the image & is heavily processed. North is up."

The plume is magical.


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Outis
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1  seeder  Outis    3 weeks ago

Puff the Magic Dragon

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1  Kavika   replied to  Outis @1    3 weeks ago
Puff the Magic Dragon

I'm more used to this ''Puff the Magic Dragon''.

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Outis
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1.1.1  seeder  Outis  replied to  Kavika @1.1    3 weeks ago

You'll like this.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Outis @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

Ha, good one.

The Puff's saved my ass a couple of times.

 
 
 
evilone
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2  evilone    3 weeks ago

Nice image! I would have thought humans would be more curious about space than we have been.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Beautiful image, hope to see more of them.

 
 
 
Robert in Ohio
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5  Robert in Ohio    3 weeks ago

Very cool!

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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6  Drakkonis    3 weeks ago
NASA then invites members of the public to process the raw images to tease out details.

Which is just about the most brilliant thing NASA could do. Now if only public education would get on board with such an effort rather than emphasizing politically correct memes. They should be pouring their efforts into STEM subjects, not preferred pronouns. 

 
 

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