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News Release 318 of 947

March 1, 2007 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-11

Hubble Monitors Jupiter in Support of the New Horizons Flyby

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/Images
  The Equatorial Regions of Jupiter

Hubble Images Jupiter in Support of the New Horizons Flyby
Jupiter's Northern Aurora

Jupiter's Southern Aurora
Hubble Observes Volcanic Io - Visible Light

Hubble Observes Volcanic Io - Ultraviolet Light
Proposal: 11096 (PI: Noll) 10862 (PI: Clark) 10871 (PI: Spencer)
Instrument: WFPC2 ACS/SBC WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): February 17, 2007 February 20/21, 2007 February 14, 2007
Filters: 410nm, 673nm 115nm, 125nm 255nm, 410nm, 569nm, 791nm
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) NASA, ESA, and J. Clarke (Boston University) NASA, ESA, and J. Spencer (SwRI)
About the Release
Release Date: March 1, 1007
Orientation: Hubble Images Jupiter in Support of the New Horizons Flyby