Satel­lites of a gas gi­ant

JUNO SPACE­CRAFT, 6 OC­TO­BER 2017

Sky at Night Magazine - - EYE ON THE SKY -

NASA’s Juno space­craft is in or­bit around Jupiter, send­ing back data that is help­ing sci­en­tists un­lock the se­crets of the So­lar Sys­tem’s largest gas gi­ant. In this im­age, Jupiter’s limb can be seen top right, its moons Io (right) and Europa (left) dwarfed in com­par­i­son. This im­age was pro­cessed by ci­ti­zen sci­en­tist Ro­man Tkachenko us­ing raw data cap­tured by Juno.

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