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News Release 442 of 966

November 4, 2004 12:01 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-30

Hubble Spots Rare Triple Eclipse on Jupiter

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Jupiter
Object Description: Planet
Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles).
Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator.
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 9355: E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona).
Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): March 28, 2004
Filters/Wavelengths: 1080nm, 1660nm, 1900nm
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
Release Date: November 4, 2004
Orientation: Annotated HST/NICMOS Image