Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
Uploader comment: Io Above Clouds on New Year's Day, 2001
January 23, 2001
The moon Io floats above the cloudtops of Jupiter in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on the dawn of the new millennium, January 1, 2001, two days after Cassini's closest approach to Jupiter. The image is deceiving: There is room for two and a half Jupiters between Io and Jupiter's clouds.