A Burst of Color

Explanation: New Horizons captured this unique view of Jupiter's moon Io with its color camera - the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) - at 00:25 UT on March 1, 2007, from a range of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles). This processed image shows the nighttime glow of the Tvashtar volcano and its plume rising 330 kilometers (200 miles) into sunlight above Io's north pole as well as the intense red of the glowing lava at the plume source.


Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute.