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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted July 27, 2012   11:38 am

Jupiter and the Galilean Satellites
Jupiter and the Galilean Satellites

Jupiter and the four largest Jovian moons. These four satellites were discovered by Galileo, and possibly Simon Marius independently, in 1610.

From bottom left to top right: Callisto, Io, Jupiter, Ganymede, Europa. You can see dark-colored bands on Jupiter.

In this HDR (high dynamic range) composite image, the satellites look brighter and larger, relative to Jupiter, than they actually are.

The image above is the full-sized image; if you click for a larger picture, you'll see a double-sized digital zoom.

This photo was taken on July 26, 2012, at 10:51 UT.

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Date taken: July 26, 2012
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
Copyright ©2012 Enchanted Learning, LLC


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