Jupiter and Io - Nasa
Oce Eeco stashed this in Planetary Science
"Montage of New Horizons images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, taken during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby in early 2007.
The image shows a major eruption in progress on Io's night side, at the northern volcano Tvashtar. Incandescent lava glows red beneath a 330-kilometer high volcanic plume, whose uppermost portions are illuminated by sunlight. The plume appears blue due to scattering of light by small particles in the plume."
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Goddard Space Flight Center
It's beautiful, and hard to imagine the scale.
Whoa, I knew Jupiter was huge but it is HUGER than I realized. Woah.
When I see this image it is amazing to me that Earth doesn't get sucked into Jupiter's orbit. Or worse!
Jupiter is very far away, and there's an asteroid belt between us.
Thanks so much!!
Kuiper Belt is way bigger than I realized.
Saturn's orbit is wack.
Yeah, I noticed that too. Saturn you had one job!