Tvashtor Hotspot on Io

This image shows a small area of an image obtained through a narrow-band filter centered at 4.07 µm. The bright object is the Jovian moon Io ; its image is further enlarged to the left. A strong asymmetry is evident, with the Tvashtar hot spot well visible in the upper right quadrant.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0123f
Type:Collage
Release date:7 June 2001
Related releases:eso0123
Size:778 x 526 px

About the Object

Name:Io
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface : Volcanic
• X - Solar System

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
L
4.07 μm Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

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