A New Year for Jupiter and Io

A New Year for Jupiter and Io
From NASA's Planetary Photojournal
The Galilean satellite Io floats above the cloud tops of Jupiter in this image captured on the dawn of the new millennium, January 1, 2001 10:00 UTC (spacecraft time), two days after Cassini's closest approach. The image is deceiving: there are 350,000 kilometers -- roughly 2.5 Jupiters -- between Io and Jupiter's clouds. Io is the size of our Moon, and Jupiter is much bigger.
Image Title: A New Year for Jupiter and Io
Catalog #: PIA02879
Photo Target Name: Jupiter/Io
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Spacecraft/Mission: Cassini Orbiter

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