This true-color simulated view of Jupiter is composed of 4 images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 7, 2000.
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High Resolution Globe of Jupiter

This true-color simulated view of Jupiter is composed of 4 images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 7, 2000. To illustrate what Jupiter would have looked like if the cameras had a field-of-view large enough to capture the entire planet, the cylindrical map was projected onto a globe. The resolution is about 144 kilometers (89 miles) per pixel. Jupiter's moon Europa is casting the shadow on the planet.

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

Image details

ID#:
PIA02873

Date added:
2001-01-30

Target:
Jupiter

Mission:
Cassini-Huygens

Spacecraft:
Cassini Orbiter

Instruments:
Imaging Science Subsystem

Size:
1920 x 1080 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



Views:
4,787

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA02873.tif (2.38 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02873.jpg (0.08 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona