Johnston's Archive--Space Art

Jupiter


All images copyright © 2001-2002 by Wm. Robert Johnston, unless otherwise indicated.

This crescent Io is a view from 1,800 km above Io's surface. At the upper center is Ra Patera with surrounding lava flows; the larger dark spot to the right near the terminator is Loki Patera, an active volcanic caldera.

The Io map is from Bj÷rn Jˇnsson's web site.
This view from 9,700 km above Ganymede also shows Jupiter, Io, and Europa. Field of view is 25°. The dark region to the right is Galileo Regio, an area of older surface.

The Ganymede map is from Bj÷rn Jˇnsson's web site. The Jupiter map is the same one used above.
Jupiter is seen here from close to its moon Amalthea. The distance from Amalthea is 400 km and the field of view is 50°.

The Amalthea shape model is modified from that at Philip J. Stooke's web site. The color map was made by merging a relief map from Philip J. Stooke's Small World Atlas 2000 with a sketch color map based on images of Amalthea. The Jupiter map is the same one used above.
This wide-angle view from 4,300 km above Io shows Jupiter in the background. The dark area at the upper left limb of Io is part of the area covered by eruptions from Pele, one of Io's largest volcanoes. Field of view is 40°.

The Io map is merged from one at Bj÷rn Jˇnsson's web site and one by the USGS. The Jupiter map is the same one used above.
This view shows Jupiter with its Galilean moons: Io (in front of Jupiter), Europa (right), Ganymede (tiny dot on left), and Callisto (tiny dot on right).

The Jupiter, Io, and Europa maps are the same ones used in renderings above.
This view is looking south from a point 950 km above the surface of Io. It shows Loki Patera, a lava lake about 200 km across.

The Io map is merged from one at Bj÷rn Jˇnsson's web site and one by the USGS.
This view is from 1,750 km above the surface of Io and shows the region around the volcano Pele. Europa is below Jupiter and the shadow of Ganymede is visible on Jupiter's clouds.

The Io map and Jupiter map are the same maps used above.
This view shows Callisto from 8,100 km above its surface. Jupiter and Ganymede are visible in the background.

The Callisto map is that by Bj÷rn Jˇnsson. The Jupiter map is the same one used above.
In this view Jupiter's Great Red Spot is seen from 80,000 km above Jupiter's cloud tops.

This uses the Jupiter map by Bj÷rn Jˇnsson, based on Voyager images.
Jupiter is seen here from far below its equatorial plane.

This also uses the Jupiter map by Bj÷rn Jˇnsson, based on Voyager images.


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Last modified 5 February 2004.
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