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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The first discrete ammonia ice cloud positively identified on Jupiter is shown in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Ammonia ice is shown in clouds to the northwest of the Great Red Spot.
PIA02569:
Ammonia Ice near Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-23 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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Powerful volcanoes and the previous day's sunshine warm the nighttime surface of Jupiter's moon Io, as seen in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The left-hand frame shows the best view that Galileo has yet provided of Io's nighttime temperatures.
PIA02589:
Io's Nighttime Heat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-04 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Volcanic hot spots, including a bright one never seen before, pepper an infrared color-coded image (left) of Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Aug. 6, 2001.
PIA02591:
Hot Spots on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-27 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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Nighttime temperatures in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Io, mapped here with data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, give hints about the textures of surface materials, as well as the locations of volcanic hot spots.
PIA03603:
Nighttime Temperatures on Southern Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-21 Europa Galileo
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The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s.
PIA19048:
Europa's Stunning Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-01 Venus Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This colorized picture of Venus was taken Feb. 14, 1990, from a distance of almost 1.7 million miles, about 6 days after NASA's Galileo made it's closest approach to the planet.
PIA00111:
Venus Colorized Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Venus Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image is a false color version of a near infrared map of lower level clouds on the night side of Venus, obtained by the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer aboard the Galileo spacecraft as it approached the planet Feb. 10, 1990.
PIA00112:
Venus Nightside through the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-08 Europa Galileo
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This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.
PIA17851:
3-D Cilix Crater on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-12 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This graphic of Jupiter's moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and chemical contents of ice deposits.
PIA16921:
Energy From Above Affecting Surface of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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In August 2001, NASA's Galileo spacecraft has returned imagery of a hot spot on Jupiter's moon Io that was the source of a towering plume indicating a sulfur-dioxide concentration that may have been fallout from the plume.
PIA03602:
A New Hot Spot on Northern Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Tupan Caldera, a volcanic crater on Jupiter's moon Io, has a relatively cool area, possibly an island, in its center, as indicated by infrared imagery from NASA's Galileo spacecraft during an Oct. 16, 2001 flyby.
PIA03601:
Io's Tupan Caldera in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Hot eruption sites scattered across Jupiter's moon Io stand out dramatically in an infrared image taken Oct. 13, 2001, by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it sped past this most volcanically active of all known worlds.
PIA03535:
Io in Infrared, Night and Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Pele, one of Io's best-known volcanoes, was observed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, during the flyby of Jupiter's moon Io on February 22, 2000.
PIA02560:
Temperature Map of Pele, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows two impact craters that are superimposed on Memphis Facula, a large bright circular feature in the otherwise generally dark terrain in Galileo Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede.
PIA01607:
Dark-floored Impact Craters on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the Northeast quadrant of Jupiter's Great Red Spot in June and November 1996. The top panel shows the region in near-infrared light in June and the bottom shows the same region at 757 nanometers in November.
PIA01119:
Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot After Four Months
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft imaged most of Europa, including the north polar regions, at high spectral resolution during the G1 encounter on June 28, 1996.
PIA00834:
NIMS G1 Observation of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Jupiter's moon Io and its surrounding sky is shown in false color. This image was taken on Nov. 9, 1996 through the green-yellow filter of the solid state imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00593:
Io's Sodium Cloud (Green-yellow Filter)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image, taken on September 7, 1996 by NASA's Galileo orbiter, shows two views of the trailing hemisphere of Jupiter's ice-covered satellite, Europa. Europa is about 3,160 kilometers (1,950 miles) in diameter, or about the size of Earth's moon.
PIA00502:
Natural and False Color Views of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Ganymede Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo has eyes that can see more than ours can. By looking at what we call the infrared wavelengths, types and sizes of material on the surface of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, can be determined.
PIA00500:
NIMS Ganymede Surface Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-08 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Three full-disk color views of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft are shown in enhanced color to highlight details of the surface.
PIA00292:
Three Views of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Prometheus is the 'Old Faithful' of the many volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io. A broad, umbrella-shaped plume of gas and dust has been spotted above Prometheus by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft every time the viewing conditions have been favorable.
PIA02565:
Sources of Volcanic Plumes Near Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Simpson Desert in Australia was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft at about 2:30 p.m. PST, Dec. 8, 1990, at a range of more than 35,000 miles.
PIA00115:
Earth - Simpson Desert, Central Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Changes in the volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io can be seen in these three views, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its three flybys of Io in October 1999, November 1999 and February 2000.
PIA02558:
Myriad of Hot Spots on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Cutaway view of the possible internal structure of Callisto. The surface of the satellite is a mosaic of images obtained in 1979 by NASA's Voyager spacecraft.
PIA01131:
Interior of Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-10 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the Jovian aurora on the night side of the planet. The upper bright arc is auroral emission seen 'edge on' above the planetary limb with the darkness of space as a background.
PIA01097:
Night Side Jovian Aurora
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-30 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Frozen sulfuric acid on Jupiter's moon Europa is depicted in this image produced from data gathered by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The brightest areas, where the yellow is most intense, represent regions of high frozen sulfuric acid concentration.
PIA02500:
Sulfuric Acid on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-18 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Topographic detail is seen in a stereoscopic view of this part of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. This image is a computer reconstruction from two images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1996.
PIA00498:
Stereo View of Ganymede's Galileo Regio
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft obtained this image of half of Io's disk in darkness on Sept. 19, 1997.
PIA01226:
Two New Hot Spots on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft observed Io on nearly every orbit as part of a program monitoring the level of volcanic activity on this moon. Io is the most volcanically active body in the Solar System.
PIA00899:
New Hot Spot on Io Discovered by NIMS During Orbit C9
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Io, the most volcanic body in the solar system is seen in the highest resolution obtained to date [Sept.7 & Nov. 6, 1996] by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00583:
High Resolution Global View of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Terrain units and topography of the area where a bright swath called Erech Sulcus intersects northern Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede are shown in these frames taken from images of Jupiter's moon Ganymede by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA03215:
Erech Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Cutaway view of the possible internal structure of Io. The surface of the satellite is a mosaic of images obtained in 1979 by NASA's Voyager spacecraft.
PIA01129:
Interior of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Ganymede Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The left image is an airbrush map of the surface of Ganymede from NASA's Voyager data. The small square shows the location of Antum crater, target of the image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft on the right.
PIA00854:
Antum Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image, acquired during NASA's Galileo's ninth orbit around Jupiter, shows two volcanic plumes on Io. One plume was captured on the bright limb or edge of the moon, erupting over a caldera (volcanic depression) named Pillan Patera.
PIA00703:
Active Volcanic Plumes on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Cutaway view of the possible internal structure of Europa. The surface of the satellite is a mosaic of images obtained in 1979 by NASA's Voyager spacecraft.
PIA01130:
Interior of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This false color mosaic shows a belt-zone boundary near Jupiter's equator. The images that make up the four quadrants of this mosaic were taken within a few minutes of each other. These images were taken on Nov. 5, 1996 by NASA's Galileo orbiter.
PIA00548:
False Color Mosaic of Jupiter's Belt-Zone Boundary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-27 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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High temperatures observed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft along the western edge of the Loki volcano on Jupiter's moon Io may indicate freshly exposed material at the shore of a lava lake during an Oct. 16, 2001 flyby of Io.
PIA02595:
Io's Loki in Infrared: Hot Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This picture contains two images of Jupiter's moon Io and its surrounding sky. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1996.
PIA00594:
Io's Sodium Cloud (Clear Filter and Green-Yellow Filter with Intensity Contours)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-16 Ganymede Galileo
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NASA's Voyager images were used to create a global view of Ganymede. The cut-out reveals the interior structure of this icy moon.
PIA00519:
Ganymede G1 & G2 Encounters - Interior of Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This false color image of the Eastern Coast of Australia was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft at about 3:00 p.m. PST, Dec. 8, 1990, at a range of more than 35,000 miles.
PIA00121:
Earth - Eastern Australia Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth.
PIA00122:
Earth - India and Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft early Dec. 12, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.6 million miles from the Earth.
PIA00123:
Earth - Pacific Ocean
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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image is a near-infrared map of lower-level clouds on the night side of Venus, obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached the planet's night side on Feb. 10, 1990.
PIA00124:
Infrared Image of Low Clouds on Venus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
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This image of northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula was taken from an altitude of about 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on December 9, 1992, as it left Earth en route to Jupiter.
PIA00127:
Earth - Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-05 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This false-color mosaic of the central part of the Andes mountains of South America (70 degrees w. longitude, 19 degrees s. latitude) is made up of 42 images acquired by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft from an altitude of about 25,000 kilometers (15,000 miles).
PIA00133:
Earth - False Color Mosaic of the Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
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Earth Moon Conjuntion image created during Galileo's second flyby
PIA00134:
Earth - Moon Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These four images of Jupiter and the luminous night-side impact of fragment W of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 were taken NASA's Galileo spacecraft on July 22, 1994.
PIA00139:
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment W Impact With Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This near-infrared photograph of the Earth was taken by the Galileo spacecraft at 6:07 a.m. PST on Dec. 11, 1990, at a range of about 1.32 million miles. South America is prominent near the center.
PIA00226:
Global View of Earth in the Near-Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This multispectral map of Australia and surrounding seas was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer shortly after closest approach on Dec. 8, 1990 from an altitude of about 50,000 miles.
PIA00227:
Australia Viewed by NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-30 Europa Galileo
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Reddish spots and shallow pits pepper the enigmatic ridged surface of Europa in this view combining information from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during two different orbits around Jupiter.
PIA03878:
Ruddy "Freckles" on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The Prometheus region of Jupiter's moon Io was imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1999. The maps made from spectrometer data show the interplay between hot silicates on the surface and sulfur dioxide frost.
PIA02543:
Prometheus Silicates/Sulfur dioxide/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This three dimensional effect is created by superimposing images of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
PIA01406:
Topography within Europa's Mannann'an Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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 These two views of Io were acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its seventh orbit (G7) of Jupiter. The images were designed to view large features on Io at low sun angles when the lighting conditions emphasize the topography.
PIA01218:
Mountains and Plateaus on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 1)
PIA01103:
Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This is an image of Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the G2 encounter in September 1996. This is a dayside image of Io (on the right) against the clouds of Jupiter (the blue background).
PIA00845:
NIMS: hotspots on Io during G2 (continued)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Jupiter Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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A recently discovered black spot in Jupiter's clouds is darker than any feature ever before observed on the giant planet. These three panels captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft depict the same area of Jupiter's atmosphere.
PIA01496:
Jovian Dark Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-01-21 Ganymede Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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This infrared image of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, showing heat radiation from its surface at a wavelength of about 60 microns, provides best view yet of nighttime temperatures on this hemisphere of Ganymede. Image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01146:
Nighttime Temperatures on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Sulfur dioxide, normally a gas at room temperatures, is known to exist on Io's surface as a frost, condensing there from the hot gases emanating from the Io volcanoes. This image was taken in 1996 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00841:
Distribution of Sulfur Dioxide Frost on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-11 Europa Galileo
Near Infra-Red Mapping Spectrometer
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This image, using data from NASA's Galileo mission, shows the first detection of clay-like minerals on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA17658:
Clay Prints on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-11 Europa Galileo
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This artist's concept shows a possible explosion resulting from a high-speed collision between a space rock and Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA17657:
Hit Hard: Possible Collision at Europa (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-05 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of Jupiter's moon Europa features several regional-resolution mosaics overlaid on a lower resolution global view for context. The regional views were obtained during several different flybys of the moon by NASA's Galileo mission.
PIA16827:
Repeated Flybys Yield a Pole-to-Pole View of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-17 Ganymede Galileo
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A simulated flyover of an area on Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, based on images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, takes the viewer over rugged, ancient terrain that is interrupted by a bright icy swath of more recent surfacing.
PIA02583:
Arbela Sulcus Flyover Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-10 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image reveals the scar of a past major impact of a comet or small asteroid on Europa's surface. A city-sized impact crater was viewed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02561:
Europa Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The Culann Patera volcano on Jupiter's moon Io was observed by the near-infrared mapping spectrometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its Io flyby on Nov. 25, 1999.
PIA02544:
Culann Patera/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Volcanic 'hot spots' are seen in this color temperature map of the Prometheus volcano on Jupiter's moon Io created with data obtained by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA02542:
Prometheus/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-19 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image shows the region around the Prometheus volcano on Jupiter's moon Io. It was observed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1996 as it was flying away from a close approach to Io.
PIA02515:
Io's Prometheus Regions as Viewed by Galileo NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Jupiter's white oval storms before and after their historic merger in 1998. Three classic white ovals which formed in the 1930's have occupied the band from 31 to 35 degrees south planetocentric latitude ever since. Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01650:
Historic Merger of Storms on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The top image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is a very high resolution view of the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's moon Europa, showing an area where icy plates have been broken apart and moved around laterally.
PIA01216:
Very High Resolution Image of Icy Cliffs on Europa and Similar Scales on Earth (Providence, RI)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is of Jupiter's moon Io and its surrounding sky is shown in false color.
PIA01111:
Io's Sodium Cloud On-Chip Format (Clear and Green-Yellow Filters Superimposed)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is of Prometheus' sunlit plume and Io's illuminated crescent.
PIA01110:
Io's Sodium Cloud (Clear and Green-Yellow Filters)
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