PIA22601: Location of Io's New Hotspot


Location of Io’s New Hotspot

Caption:

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This annotated image highlights the location of the new heat source close to the south pole of 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. The scale to the right of image depicts of the range of temperatures displayed in the infrared image. Higher recorded temperatures are characterized in brighter colors -- lower temperatures in darker colors.

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/PIA22601
Identifier PIA22601