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 (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P37593
Addition Date: 1996-02-09
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-02-09