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  Jupiter: Astronomy: Jupiter - Ring-JOVE'S RINGLET
Posted on Saturday, December 04 @ 15:28:05 CST by astronomy
 
 
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JOVE'S RINGLET

Many scientists were surprised when Voyager 1 revealed a ring around Jupiter.

The most tenuous of the gas-giants' ring systems, it is about 3,700 miles (6,000 km) wide and less than 20 miles (30 km) thick, and lies some 35,000 miles (56,000 km) above the cloud tops. It can be imaged from Earth only at near-infrared wavelengths.

 
 
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