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December 18, 2008 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-42

Hubble Catches Jupiter's Largest Moon Going to the 'Dark Side'

December 18, 2008: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught Jupiter's moon Ganymede playing a game of "peek-a-boo." In this crisp Hubble image, Ganymede is shown just before it ducks behind the giant planet. This color photo was made from three images taken on April 9, 2007, with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in red, green, and blue filters. The image shows Jupiter and Ganymede in close to natural colors.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)