PIA01108: Mosaic of Io
Target Name: Io
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 3711 x 2569 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: PIRL / University of Arizona
Producer ID: P49561
MRPS79051
Addition Date: 1997-12-18
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA01108.tif (6.368 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA01108.jpg (1.045 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Mosaic of images of Io acquired during orbit C3, showing more than half of Io's surface. These are the best images available to show topographic features over most of this region. The map projection is called Simple Cylindrical, and the grid lines mark 10 degree intervals of latitude and longitude.

The mosaic covers an area of about 8 million square kilometers, and the finest details that can discerned are about 2.5 kilometers in size. North is to the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the left. The images which form this mosaic were obtained through the clear filter of the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Nov. 6, 1996 (Universal Time) at a range which varied from 245,719 kilometers to 403,100 kilometers.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.

This image and other images and data received from Galileo are posted on the World Wide Web, on the Galileo mission home page at URL http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov. Background information and educational context for the images can be found at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/sepo.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
1997-12-18