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Why Do Jupiter's Moons Still Shine When Eclipsed?

Jupiter's largest moons don't go completely dark when the giant planet blocks their sunlight, astronomers have found.

June 24, 2014
11:45 AM EDT
A schematic image of the model shows Jovian shadow eclipsing the Galilean satellites and illuminating the moons by scattered sunlight created in the haze of the Jovian upper atmosphere | NAOJ/JAXA/Tohoku University/NASA

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