November 24th, 2018 11:28 EST
Jupiters moon Io rises just off the horizon of the gas giant planet in this image from NASAs Juno spacecraft. Slightly larger than Earths moon, Io is the most volcanically active world in the solar system.
This color-enhanced image was taken at 2:26 p.m. PDT (5:56 p.m. EDT) on Oct. 29, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 11,400 miles (18,400 kilometers) from the planet`s cloud tops, at approximately 32 degrees south latitude.
Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Justin Cowart created this image using data from the spacecraft`s JunoCam imager. This image has been rotated approximately 155 degrees from the source image.
JunoCam`s raw images are available at www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam for the public to peruse and process into image products.
More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu.
NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA`s New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA`s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA`s Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.
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