PIA22600: Io's New Southern Hemisphere Hotspot


Io’s New Southern Hemisphere Hotspot

Caption:

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This annotated image highlights the location of the new heat source in the southern hemisphere of the Jupiter moon Io. The image was generated from data collected on Dec. 16, 2017, by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission when the spacecraft was about 290,000 miles (470,000 kilometers) from the Jovian moon. In this infrared image, the brighter the color the higher the temperature recorded by JIRAM.

Background Info:

More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu .

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Io Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Juno
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Juno Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) Jupiter Infrared and Auroral Mapper (JIRAM)
Detector
Extra Keywords Color, Infrared
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2018-07-13
Date in Caption 2017-12-16
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22600
Identifier PIA22600