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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@despammed.com Originally from: JPLNews@jpl.nasa.gov Original Subject: Crescents Slice the Darkness in Farewell Jupiter Picture
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2001
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      Original Subject: Crescents Slice the Darkness in "Farewell Jupiter" Picture
      Original Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 10:02:45 -0700 (PDT)

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      IMAGE ADVISORY May 31, 2001

      CRESCENTS SLICE THE DARKNESS IN "FAREWELL JUPITER" PICTURE BY
      CASSINI

      Jupiter shines as a crescent, with a much smaller
      crescent moon Io by its side, in a color picture taken by
      NASA's Cassini spacecraft looking back at the Jupiter after
      flying past it five months ago.

      That "farewell, Jupiter" image plus a color movie clip of
      glowing features on Io during an eclipse are now available
      online from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,
      Calif., at

      http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/jupiter

      and from the Cassini Imaging Science team at the University of
      Arizona, Tucson, at

      http://ciclops.lpl.arizona.edu/ .

      The eclipse movie is being presented at meetings of the
      American Geophysical Union in Boston today. In the sequence of
      images used to create it, Cassini caught Io's auroras in
      motion and detected emissions at previously unknown
      wavelengths. Red glows from oxygen atoms and blue glows from
      sulfur dioxide molecules in the images, along with thermal
      glows from hot lava at several active volcanoes.

      Cassini passed its closest to Jupiter on Dec. 30, 2000,
      gaining a gravitational boost for reaching its main
      destination, Saturn, in 2004. More information about joint
      studies of Jupiter by Cassini and NASA's Galileo spacecraft,
      which has been orbiting Jupiter for more than five years, is
      available at http://jpl.nasa.gov/jupiterflyby .

      Cassini is a cooperative project of NASA, the European
      Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL manages the
      Cassini and Galileo missions for NASA's Office of Space
      Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is a division of the California
      Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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      05/30/01 GW
      #2001-115

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