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A Day on Jupiter (Animation)
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A Day on Jupiter (Animation)
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A Day on Jupiter (Animation)

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This "movie" strings 11 images of Jupiter captured by the New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on January 9, 2007, when the spacecraft was about 80 million kilometers (49.6 million miles) from the giant planet. The sequence covers a full 10-hour rotation of Jupiter, during which the moons Ganymede and Io -- as well as the shadows they cast on Jupiter -- move across the camera's field of view.

Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

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