<p>The Hubble Space Telescope caught sight of three of Jupiter’s moons seemingly strung out across the sprawling face of the gas giant in an <a href="http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1504b/">image released on February 5</a>.</p><p>While the moons Callisto (lower left) and Io (upper right) parade across the banded clouds that encircle the planet, only the shadow of Europa (far lower left) made it into this frame of the march across the king of planets.</p><p><em>—By Jane J. Lee, gallery by Sherry L. Brukbacher</em></p>

Shadow Play

The Hubble Space Telescope caught sight of three of Jupiter’s moons seemingly strung out across the sprawling face of the gas giant in an image released on February 5.

While the moons Callisto (lower left) and Io (upper right) parade across the banded clouds that encircle the planet, only the shadow of Europa (far lower left) made it into this frame of the march across the king of planets.

—By Jane J. Lee, gallery by Sherry L. Brukbacher

Photograph by NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

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