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High resolution globe of Jupiter
This true-colour simulated view of Jupiter is composed of 4 images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on 7 December 2000. To illustrate what Jupiter would have looked like if the cameras had a field-of-view large enough to capture the entire planet, the cylindrical map was projected onto a globe. The resolution of the high resolution image is about 144 kilometres per pixel. Jupiter's moon Europa is casting the shadow on the planet.
Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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