PIA00117: Earth - Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Galileo
 Spacecraft:  Galileo Orbiter
 Instrument:  Solid-State Imaging 
 Product Size:  2450 x 2200 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P37593
 Addition Date:  1996-02-09
 Primary Data Set:  Galileo EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00117.tif (7.234 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00117.jpg (268.4 kB)

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This color picture of Antarctica is one part of a mosaic of pictures covering the entire Antarctic continent taken during the hours following Galileo's historic first encounter with its home planet. The view shows the Ross Ice Shelf. An occasional mountain can be seen poking through the ice. It is late spring in Antarctica, so the sun never sets on the frigid, icy continent. This picture was taken on December 8, 1990.

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