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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a chain of craters named Enki Catena on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. This chain of 13 craters probably formed by a comet which was pulled into pieces by Jupiter's gravity as it passed too close to the planet.
PIA01610:
Anatomy of a Torn Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the dark ray crater Kittu on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Kittu is seen in approximately true color, as imaged with the Galileo camera's violet, one micrometer, and near infrared filters.
PIA01611:
Kittu Dark Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows dark terrain of Nicholson Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. On the left is a crater that has been torn apart by tectonic forces.
PIA01612:
A Tumultuous Past for Ganymede's Dark Terrain
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View of Nicholson Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, showing heavily fractured dark terrain and a lane of smooth bright terrain. North is to the top of this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01613:
Fractures in Nicholson Regio
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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NASA's Galileo imaging camera targeted an area in Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Images obtained in 1979 by NASA's Voyager spacecraft showed that the area contained curvilinear and arcuate scarps or cliffs.
PIA01614:
"Calderas" on Ganymede?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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A swath of grooved terrain named Erech Sulcus cuts north-south across the ancient dark terrain of Marius Regio. Mosaic images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01615:
Swaths of Grooved Terrain on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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View of a boundary between bright and dark terrain at the southern border of Galileo Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Image was taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01616:
Highly Fractured Dark and Bright Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a highly fractured lane of grooved terrain, Lagash Sulcus, which runs through an area of heavily cratered dark terrain within Marius Regio on Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
PIA01617:
Marius Regio, Ganymede
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View of the Tiamat Sulcus region on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, imaged just after local sunrise. The illumination from such a low sun angle highlights the grooved topography of Tiamat. Image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01619:
Morning in Tiamat Sulcus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image is a computer-generated perspective view of ridges in the Uruk Sulcus region of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Image was taken on September 6, 1996 by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01620:
Perspective View of Bright Ridges in Uruk Sulcus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 Amalthea Galileo
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The upper series of images represents the best yet of the four small inner satellites of Jupiter taken by the camera on NASA's Galileo spacecraft. From left to right, in order of decreasing distance to Jupiter, are Thebe, Amalthea, Adrastea and Metis.
PIA01624:
Shapes of the Small Inner Satellites of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 Amalthea Galileo
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These are the best images of the small inner satellites of Jupiter taken by the solid state imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft. From left to right and in order of decreasing distance to Jupiter are Thebe, Amalthea, Adrastea, and Metis.
PIA01625:
Scale Comparison of the Inner Small Satellites of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 Io Galileo
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Composite view of Amalthea and Io at the same scale. The visible part of Amalthea is about 150 kilometers across. The Amalthea and Io composites were obtained by the solid state imaging (SSI) camera on NASA's Galileo spacecraft on different orbits.
PIA01626:
Comparison of Amalthea to Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
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This high resolution image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft of Jupiter's icy moon, Callisto, shows two, probably related, phenomena that were quite surprising to planetary scientists. First, a dark, mobile blanket of material covers Callisto's surface.
PIA01631:
So few Small Craters on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
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This portion of the surface of Callisto, Jupiter's second largest moon, contains an immensely varied crater landscape. Image obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its tenth orbit of Jupiter.
PIA01632:
Callisto's Varied Crater Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Europa Galileo
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This mosaic shows the Tyre multi-ring structure which is thought to have been formed by a large impact onto Jupiter's moon Europa. Images obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01633:
The Tyre multi-ring Structure on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Io Galileo
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Views of Jupiter's moon Io in the eclipse of the large planet's shadow are color coded so blue to yellow to red represents increasing brightness. Image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft indicate that the lava at Pillan Patera exceeded 1,700 degrees kelvin.
PIA01635:
Io in Eclipse reveals High Temperature Hot Spots
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Jupiter Galileo
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This view shows lightning storms in three different locations (panels 1, 2, and 3) on Jupiter's night side. Each panel shows multiple lightning strikes, coming from different parts of the same storm. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01636:
Changing Lightning Storms on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Io Galileo
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This view of Jupiter's moon Io in eclipse was acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft while the moon was in Jupiter's shadow. Gases above the satellite's surface produced a ghostly glow that could be seen at visible wavelengths (red, green, and violet).
PIA01637:
Io's Aurorae
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Jupiter Galileo
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This picture highlights a convective storm (left panel) and the associated lightning (right panels) in Jupiter's atmosphere. The images were taken by the solid state imaging camera system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft at a range of 1.1 million kilometers.
PIA01638:
Jovian Lightning and the Daytime Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Jupiter Galileo
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This false-color picture of a convective thunderstorm 10,000 kilometers (6,218 miles) northwest of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on June 26, 1996.
PIA01639:
Water Cloud Thunderstorm Northwest of Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Europa Galileo
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This view of Jupiter's icy moon Europa from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a region shaped like a mitten that has a texture similar to the matrix of chaotic terrain, which is seen in images of numerous locations across Europa's surface.
PIA01640:
Mitten shaped region of Chaotic Terrain on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-24 Europa Galileo
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This mosaic of a region in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon, Europa, displays many of the features which are typical on the satellite's icy surface. The images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01641:
Double Ridges, Dark Spots, and Smooth Icy Plains on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
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The mosaic on the right of the south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the northern 290 kilometers of a strike-slip fault named Astypalaea Linea. The entire fault is about 810 kilometers (500 miles) long.
PIA01645:
The San Andreas Fault and a Strike-slip Fault on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
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Agenor Linea is an unusually bright, white band on Jupiter's icy moon Europa. This mosaic from NASA's Galileo spacecraft uses color images to 'paint' high resolution images of Agenor, and then places the colorized images within lower resolution images.
PIA01647:
Agenor Linea in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Callisto Galileo
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This composite of Jupiter's icy moon Callisto combines data from two orbits showing several types of impact craters. North is to the top of the picture; the sun illuminates the surface from the east. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01648:
Impact Craters on Icy Callisto: Doh Crater and Asgard
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These images of Callisto, the outermost of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, reveal a surface characterized by impact craters. The global view (lower left) is dominated by a large bulls-eye feature. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01649:
The Valhalla Multi-ring Structure on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Io Galileo
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These four views of Jupiter's moon Io clearly show airborne plumes of gas and dust from two of Io's active volcanoes, Zamama and Prometheus. The bottom row consists of enlargements of the plume areas. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01652:
Sequence Showing Active Volcanic Plumes on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
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This three dimensional effect is created by superimposing images of Jupiter's moon, Europa, which were taken from two slightly different perspectives. The images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01654:
Rugged Terrain on Europa in 3-D Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Jupiter Galileo
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. These images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01655:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
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These images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show a comparison of the surfaces of the three icy Galilean satellites, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, scaled to a common resolution of 150 meters per picture element (pixel).
PIA01656:
Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto: Surface Comparison at High Spatial Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
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This single-frame image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows crater Tindr on Jupiter's satellite Callisto, the moon with the oldest surface of the four so-called 'Galilean' satellites (of which Callisto is also most distant from Jupiter).
PIA01657:
Crater Tindr on Callisto - an Oblique Impact?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Ganymede Galileo
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows crater Neith, an unusual impact structure about 160 km (100 miles) in diameter, situated on Jupiter's largest satellite, Ganymede.
PIA01658:
Dome Crater Neith on Jupiter's Satellite Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Ganymede Galileo
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This image shows a Galileo high-resolution mosaic of craters Gula (top) and Achelous (bottom), projected on a lower-resolution background of image data that were obtained in the late 70s by the NASA Voyager spacecraft.
PIA01660:
Pedestal Craters Gula and Achelous on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
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The picture compares four large impact structures on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Clockwise, from top left, are Pwyll, Cilix, Tyre, and Mannann'an. All images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01661:
Large Impact Structures on Europa
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This shaded relief highlights relative elevations around Cilix crater on Jupiter's moon, Europa. This picture from NASA's Galileo spacecraft was created by shading a model of the surface with the brightnesses resulting from artificial illumination.
PIA01662:
Topography Around Europa's Cilix Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Io Galileo
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This global mosaic shows the highest resolution Galileo images available of Jupiter's moon, Io. Images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01663:
Highest Resolution Mosaic of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
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These images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveal the dramatic topography of Europa's icy crust. North is to the right. An east-west running double ridge with a deep intervening trough cuts across older background plains and the darker wedge shaped band.
PIA01664:
Three Dimensional View of Double Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Io Galileo
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These views of the key volcanic centers on Jupiter's moon, Io, merge color data with higher resolution mosaics. Images were obtained with the green, violet, and 756 micrometer filters of the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01668:
Key Volcanic Centers on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
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These artist's drawings depict two proposed models of the subsurface structure of the Jovian moon, Europa. Geologic features on the surface were imaged by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01669:
Model of Europa's Subsurface Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-27 Jupiter Galileo
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Cloud features north of Jupiter's equator, in the region between 3 and 30 degrees north latitude, are shown in approximately true color (left mosaic) and in false color (right mosaic). The images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02097:
Cloud Features North of Jupiter's Equator
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The clouds and hazes of Jupiter's southern hemisphere, in the region between 25 degrees south latitude and the pole, are shown in approximately true color (left mosaic) and in false color (right mosaic). The images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02098:
Clouds and Hazes of Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-27 Europa Galileo
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Thera and Thrace are two dark, reddish regions of enigmatic terrain that disrupt the older icy ridged plains on Jupiter's moon Europa. North is toward the top of the mosaic obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02099:
Thera and Thrace on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-17 Io Galileo
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This image of Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999, shows a bright lava flow with a distinct dark channel in the middle.
PIA02518:
Bright Channelized Lava Flows on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-17 Io Galileo
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This image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its close flyby of Jupiter's moon Io shows some curious mountains. The Sun is illuminating the scene from the left, and because it is setting, exaggerates the shadows cast by the mountains.
PIA02520:
Mountains on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-06 Io Galileo
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This picture of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io combines high-resolution black and white images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 10, 1999, with lower resolution color images taken by Galileo on July 3, 1999.
PIA02526:
Ionian Mountains and Calderas, in Color
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The Zal Patera region of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io is shown in this combination of high-resolution black and white images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999 and lower resolution color images taken by Galileo on July 3, 1999.
PIA02527:
Zal Patera, Io, in color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-06 Europa Galileo
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This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Jupiter's moon Europa that faces the giant planet. It was obtained by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the spacecrafts 25th orbit of Jupiter.
PIA02528:
Europa's Jupiter-Facing Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Amalthea Galileo
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A montage of images of the small inner moons of Jupiter from the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the best views obtained of these moons during Galileo's 11th orbit around the giant planet in November 1997.
PIA02530:
Jupiter Small Satellite Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Amalthea Galileo
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These images of the inner Jovian moons Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis (left to right), taken in January 2000 by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft, are the highest-resolution images ever obtained of these small, irregularly shaped satellites.
PIA02531:
Best images yet of Thebe, Amalthea and Metis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Amalthea Galileo
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These two images of Jupiter's small, irregularly shaped moon Amalthea, obtained by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft, form a 'stereo pair' that helps scientists determine this moon's shape and the topography of its surface features.
PIA02532:
Bright Streak on Amalthea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Io Galileo
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Lava flows similar to those found in Hawaii are seen in the black and white image at top, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. It is one of the highest resolution images ever obtained of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
PIA02533:
Highest Resolution of Lava Flows on Io
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Culann Patera, one of the most colorful volcanic centers on Io, is the centerpiece of this mosaic of the best high-resolution, color view of Io yet returned by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02535:
Culann Patera, Io, in False Color
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This very high resolution mosaic shows the complex collection of lava flows, pits, domes, and possibly rafted plates of lava on Io. The images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 11, 1999 during its 24th orbit.
PIA02536:
1997 Lava Flows Near Pillan Patera, Io
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This mosaic of images shows a portion of a long lava flow that appeared during the 17 years between flybys of Io by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft. Images are high resolution and were acquired by Galileo on October 11, 1999 during its 24th orbit.
PIA02537:
Lava Flows at Zamama, Io
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These images illustrate just how quickly the surface of Io is changing. The image on the left shows lava flows from the volcano Prometheus as seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 11, 1999 on its 24th orbit (I24).
PIA02538:
Changes Observed in Just 4.5 Months at Prometheus, Io
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft observed this volcano, Emakong Patera, a large, dark caldera from which numerous bright flows extend out in all directions. Unlike many of the other volcanoes on Io, high-temperature material has never been observed at Emakong.
PIA02539:
Bright Lava Flows at Emakong Patera, Io
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired the images in this mosaic of Hi-iaka Patera (the irregularly shaped, dark depression at the center of the image) and two nearby mountains on November 25, 1999 during its 25th orbit.
PIA02540:
Rifting at Hi'iaka Patera, Io?
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft caught this volcanic eruption in action on Jupiter's moon Io on November 25, 1999. This mosaic shows Tvashtar Catena, a chain of calderas, in enhanced color.
PIA02545:
Eruption at Tvashtar Catena, Io, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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An active volcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Io was captured in this image taken on February 22, 2000 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Tvashtar Catena, a chain of giant volcanic calderas, where an energetic eruption caught in action in November 1999.
PIA02550:
Ongoing Volcanic Eruption at Tvashtar Catena, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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This stereo image illustrates the topography of the Tvashtar Catena region on Jupiter's moon Io. It was created by combining two different views of Tvashtar taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999 and February 22, 2000.
PIA02552:
Stereo Image of Tvashtar Catena, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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This stereo image of Jupiter's moon Io shows the topography of a region on Io that includes the Zal Patera feature and a mountain or plateau that borders it to the west. It was created by combining two different views taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02553:
Stereo Image of Zal Patera and Neighboring Mountain, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows one of many mountains on Jupiter's moon Io. The image was made by combining a recent high-resolution, black and white image with earlier low-resolution color data to provide a high-resolution, color view.
PIA02554:
Colorized View of Zal Region, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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This mosaic of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000 shows three mountains and two lava-filled depressions in the Shamshu region of Jupiter's moon Io. The dark oval feature is a depression that has been resurfaced by lava flows.
PIA02555:
Shamshu Mons and Patera, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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The margin of the lava flow field associated with the Prometheus volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io is seen in this image, acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000. The image has a resolution of 12 meters (39 feet) per picture element.
PIA02557:
Lava Flows and Ridged Plains at Prometheus, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
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This mosaic of images acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000, shows the highest resolution view ever obtained of the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, 5 to 6 meters (16 to 20 feet) per picture element.
PIA02562:
Very High Resolution View of Io's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
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A hot, active volcanic crater named Camaxtli Patera (large feature to the right) is shown in this image of Jupiter's moon Io taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000.
PIA02563:
Camaxtli Patera, An Active Volcanic Center on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
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This composite of images, all acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, contains three views at three different image resolutions of the volcano Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io. The upper mosaic consists of eight high-resolution frames.
PIA02564:
Io's Prometheus Volcano at Various Resolutions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
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This mosaic combines images collected in February 2000 and the summer of 1999 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft to highlight new details of the longest active lava flow known in the solar system.
PIA02567:
Giant Lava Flow on Io, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
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This high-resolution mosaic of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows lava flows, bright streaks, and ridged plains at the northern margin of the lava flow field at the volcanic center Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02568:
Galileo Takes a Close-up Look at Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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Impact craters dominate the surface down to the smallest features visible on the dark terrain of the Nicholson Regio region of Jupiter's moon Ganymede in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02571:
Ganymede Dark Terrain at High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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The area of Nicholson Regio and Arbela Sulcus illustrates many of the diverse terrain types on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, as seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02572:
Region of Ganymede with Mix of Terrains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This view of the Nicholson Regio/Arbela Sulcus region on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows the stark contrast between the smooth bright terrain and the surrounding highly fractured dark terrain.
PIA02573:
Regional View of Bright and Dark Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This frame compares a high-resolution view of Arbela Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede (top) with the gray band Thynia Linea on another Jovian moon, Europa (bottom), shown to the same scale. Both images are from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02574:
Ganymede Feature Resembling Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This image, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows a same-scale comparison between Arbela Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede (left) and an unnamed band on another Jovian moon, Europa (right).
PIA02575:
Comparison of Ganymede and Europa features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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This view of Arbela Sulcus, a 24-kilometer-wide (15-mile-wide) region of furrows and ridges on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, shows its relationship to the dark terrain surrounding it. NASA's Galileo spacecraft took these pictures during its flyby of Ganymede.
PIA02576:
Perspective view of Arbela Sulcus, Ganymede
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The ancient, dark terrain of Nicholson Regio shows many large impact craters, and zones of fractures oriented generally parallel to the boundary between the dark and bright regions of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02577:
Bright-Dark Terrain Boundary, Ganymede
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The boundary between the bright terrain of Harpagia Sulcus and dark terrain of Nicholson Regio areas of Jupiter's moon Ganymede springs out when viewed through red/blue 3-D glasses, in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it flew by Ganymede.
PIA02578:
Bright-Dark Terrain Boundary in stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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These images, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on its May 20, 2000, flyby of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, illustrate the boundary and different elevations between the dark, ancient terrain of Nicholson Regio and bright, younger terrain of Harpagia Sulcus.
PIA02579:
Bright-dark boundary and topographical model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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The highest-resolution images ever obtained of Jupiter's moon Ganymede show that even smooth-looking terrain has been deformed at a fine scale. The high-resolution image taken of the bright Harpagia Sulcus area by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during a flyby.
PIA02581:
Not-so-smooth Bright Terrain of Harpagia Sulcus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft took this image of dark terrain within Nicholson Regio, near the border with Harpagia Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede. The ancient, heavily cratered dark terrain is faulted by a series of scarps.
PIA02582:
Stair-step Scarps in Dark Terrain on Ganymede
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These images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show changes in the largest active field lava flows in the solar system, the Amirani lava flow on Jupiter's moon Io. Scientists have identified 23 distinct new flows by comparing the two images.
PIA02585:
Amirani's Big Lava Flow on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Europa Galileo
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Europa, a moon of Jupiter, appears as a thick crescent in this enhanced-color image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 1995. The view combines images taken in violet, green and near-infrared filters in 1998 and 1995.
PIA02590:
Europa's Frozen Surface
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Io's Pele Glowing in the Dark
PIA02596:
Io's Pele Glowing in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
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Wonderful colors in a volcanic crater named Tupan Patera on Jupiter's moon Io, as seen in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show varied results of lava interacting with sulfur-rich materials.
PIA02599:
Colorful Tupan Patera, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-25 Jupiter Galileo
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True-color (left) and false-color (right) mosaics of Jupiter's northern hemisphere between 10 and 50 degrees latitude. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on April 3, 1997 at a distance of 1.4 million kilometers.
PIA03000:
Atmospheric Motion in Jupiter's Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-25 J Rings Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired this mosaic of Jupiter's ring system when the spacecraft was in Jupiter's shadow looking back toward the Sun. Jupiter's ring system is composed of three parts: a gossamer ring, a flat main ring, and a donut-shaped halo.
PIA03001:
Jovian Ring System Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-25 Europa Galileo
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The image on the left shows a region of Europa's crust made up of blocks which are thought to have broken apart and 'rafted' into new positions. These images were obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03002:
Blocks in the Europan Crust Provide More Evidence of Subterranean Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
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These two frames, derived from images of Jupiter's moon Ganymede by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, show bright terrain types and topography within an area called Sippar Sulcus in Ganymede's southern hemisphere.
PIA03214:
Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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Embayment of ridges and troughs in a portion of the Sippar Sulcus area of Jupiter's moon Ganymede in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is interpreted as evidence that the low-lying area was filled in by flooding with low-viscosity material.
PIA03216:
Ridges and Troughs in Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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An irregularly shaped caldera, or pit, within the bright swath called Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede dominates this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03217:
Caldera in Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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This perspective view, simulating a low altitude flight over the surface of Ganymede, was made possible by topographic analysis of stereo images of the Sippar Sulcus region. Such a view was made possible when NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed Ganymede.
PIA03218:
Ganymede Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-22 Callisto Galileo
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The highest-resolution views ever obtained of any of Jupiter's moons, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in May 2001, reveal numerous bright, sharp knobs covering a portion of Jupiter's moon Callisto.
PIA03455:
Callisto Close-up with Jagged Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
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These images of an area called Telegonus Mensa on Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001, reveal a complex interplay of geologic processes.
PIA03528:
Collapsing Cliff at Telegonus Mensa, Io
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft captured this dramatic image of mountains on Io. The Sun was low in the sky. A low scarp runs from the upper left toward the center of the image. The jagged ridge is Mongibello Mons.
PIA03886:
Mountains on Io at Sunset
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
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This color picture of the Ross Ice Shelf , Antarctica was taken NASA's Galileo camera about 6:20 p.m. PST on December 8, 1990.
PIA00074:
Antarctica - Ross Ice Shelf
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These images, derived from data obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show the subtle ripples in the ring of Jupiter that scientists have been able to trace back to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994.
PIA13893:
Subtle Ripples in Jupiter's Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in Dec. 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth. Africa stretches from the center to the top of the picture with the Arabian Peninsula off to its right.
PIA00076:
Earth - Full Disk View of Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Io Galileo
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Volcanic hot spots and auroral emissions glow on the darkside of Jupiter's moon Io in the image at left. The image was taken by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft on 29 June, 1996 UT while Io was in Jupiter's shadow.
PIA00274:
Io Glowing in the Dark
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This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.
PIA18413:
Reddish Bands on Europa
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