Jupiter in Near-Infrared
Credit: Gemini Observatory
Two of Jupiter's Galilean moons are visible in this image as well: Europa is the bright "star" to the right of Jupiter, and Io is the bright spot projected against the equatorial cloud bands towards the right edge of the disk. They can be seen to move in their orbits in the animation.
Note: This image is part of an image sequence that demonstrates Jupiter's rotation. This movie can be found here.
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