Hubble Hangout: Hubble Observes Rare Jupiter Conjunction
Europa, Callisto, and Io, three of Jupiter’s four largest moons, can commonly be seen transiting the face of the giant planet and casting shadows onto its cloud tops. However, seeing three moons transiting the face of Jupiter at the same time is rare, occurring only once or twice a decade.
On January 24th, 2015, the Hubble Space Telescope captured a rare look at three of Jupiter’s largest moons zipping across the banded face of the gas giant planet.
Please join Tony Darnell, Dr Carol Christian and Scott Lewis as they discuss the observations with Zolt Levay and Mike Wong.
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