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February 5, 2015 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2015-05

Hubble Captures Rare Triple-Moon Conjunction

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Image: Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (07:10 UT)

Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (07:10 UT)

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Three moons and their shadows parade across Jupiter near the end of the event at 07:10 UT on January 24, 2015. Europa has entered the frame at lower left. Slower-moving Callisto is above and to the right of Europa. Fastest-moving Io is approaching the eastern limb of the planet. Europa's shadow is toward the left side of the image and Callisto's shadow to the right. (The moons' orbital velocities are proportionally slower with increasing distance from the planet.)

Object Name: Jupiter

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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Montage Image: Jupiter — January 24, 2015 Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter — January 24, 2015PRC2015-05a Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (06:28 UT) Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (06:28 UT) Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (06:28 UT) — Annotated Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (06:28 UT) — Annotated Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (07:10 UT) — Annotated Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 (07:10 UT) — Annotated

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