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Jupiter, its moons and the Sun

NASA's STEREO (Behind) COR1 spacecraft (STEREO is a pair of spacecraft launched in 2006 in opposite directions. They have different angles on the Sun, providing solar astrophysicists a 3D view of our nearest star.) have taken 30 hours of images on March 15-16 (2009) which have been compressed into an 11 second animation by NASA. It shows Jupiter, with its four big moons , as it drifts behind the Sun from the spacecraft’s viewpoint. Read more at the NASA STEREO web page.

Thanks to Phil Plait at Discover for pointing us to this video.