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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-17 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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During the first targeted encounter of the icy satellite Europa, NASA's Galileo performed high resolution spectral mapping of the trailing side, a region thought to have minerals other than water ice.
PIA00840:
Infrared Observations of Europa's Trailing Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-02 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This is the highest resolution color picture taken so far of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The fiery satellite is seen against a backdrop of Jupiter's cloud tops, which appear blue in this false-color composite.
PIA01604:
Close-up color view of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-02 Io Galileo
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During its 14th orbit of Jupiter in March 29, 1998, NASA's Galileo spacecraft captured an image of Jupiter's moon, Io, that has the same lighting geometry that will exist during Io's close Io flyby on October 11, 1999 (the 24th orbit).
PIA01605:
Io imaging during Galileo's 24th orbit
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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 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 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During NASA's Galileo spacecraft's second orbit, images were obtained within the northern polar cap of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, across a north-south trending boundary between the grooved terrain of Philae Sulcus and the dark terrain of Galileo Regio.
PIA01608:
High Latitude "Bright" and "Dark" Terrains on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an oblique view of two fresh impact craters in bright grooved terrain near the north pole of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede.
PIA01609:
Fresh Impact Craters on Ganymede
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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 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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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View of the Marius Regio and Nippur Sulcus area of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede showing the dark and bright grooved terrain which is typical of this satellite. Image taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01618:
Regional View of Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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When NASA's two Voyager spacecraft passed through the Jupiter system in 1979, they captured many high resolution images of the Galilean satellites. One primary objective of NASA's Galileo mission was to acquire images of areas that Voyager could not see.
PIA01606:
Completing a Global Map of Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-03 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Natural color view of Ganymede from NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its first encounter with the satellite. The dark areas are the older, more heavily cratered regions and the light areas are younger, tectonically deformed regions.
PIA00716:
Ganymede Color Global
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of Jupiter's ring system was acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft when the Sun was behind the planet, and the spacecraft was in Jupiter's shadow peering back toward the Sun.
PIA01621:
Jupiter's Ring System
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The top and bottom panels show a mosaic of images of Jupiter's rings taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Jupiter is to the right of this mosaic, and different brightness scales accent different parts of the ring system.
PIA01622:
Jupiter's Main Ring and Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of five images was taken through the clear filter of the solid state imaging system (CCD) aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The top panel displays only the data, while the bottom panel gives the location of some of Jupiter's small ring moons.
PIA01623:
Jupiter's Gossamer Ring Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 Amalthea Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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 1998-09-15 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This schematic cut-away view of the components of Jupiter's ring system shows the geometry of the rings in relation to Jupiter and to the small inner satellites, which are the source of the dust which forms the rings.
PIA01627:
Jupiter's Inner Satellites and Ring Components
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The schematic structures of Jupiter's main and gossamer rings are depicted here. Scientists studying data from NASA's Galileo have found that the ring system is made up of impact debris created when meteoroids slam into Jupiter's four smallest satellites.
PIA01628:
Jupiter's Main and Gossamer Ring Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
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This fascinating region of Jupiter's icy moon, Callisto, shows the transition from the inner part of an enormous impact basin, Asgard, to the outer 'surrounding plains.' Image obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01629:
Textured Terrain in Callisto's Asgard Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Jupiter's second largest moon, Callisto, presents one of the mysteries discovered by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. In the upper left corner of the image, what appear to be very small craters are visible (See enlargement.)
PIA01630:
Callisto: Pits or Craters?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic shows the Asgard multi-ring structure on Callisto, Jupiter's second largest icy moon. Images obtained with the clear filter of the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system when NASA's Galileo spacecraft was less than 9,500 kilometers from Callisto.
PIA01634:
Asgard Multi-Ring Structure on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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 1998-10-14 Jupiter Galileo
Hubble Space Telescope
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Jupiter's White Ovals
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Jupiter's White Ovals
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-21 Callisto Galileo
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This artist's concept, a cutaway view of Jupiter's moon Callisto, is based on recent data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft which indicates a salty ocean may lie beneath Callisto's icy crust.
PIA01478:
Callisto Cutaway with Ocean (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-03 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During its examination of the asteroid Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida.
PIA00333:
Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-24 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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These cracks and ridges in the south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa have been rotated into sigmoidal or 'S' shapes by the motion of Astypalaea Linea, a strike-slip fault in the moon's icy surface. Images were captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01642:
Cracks and Ridges Distorted by Europan Fault Motion
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Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa shows part of a gray band that formed as plates on the icy surface separated and material filled in the widening gap. North is to the top of this picture from by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01643:
A Record of Crustal Movement on Europa
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Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic 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.
PIA01644:
San Andreas-sized Strike-slip Fault on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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Agenor Linea is an unusual feature on Jupiter's icy moon Europa since it is brighter than its surroundings while most of Europa's ridges and bands are relatively dark. High resolution images of Agenor Linea captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01646:
Agenor Linea at High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Solid-State Imaging
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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 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 1998-12-07 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of an area just southeast of the Tyre multi-ring structure on Jupiter's moon Europa combines two sets of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Features in this area include pits, plains, and regions of chaotic terrain.
PIA01653:
Rugged Terrain on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 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 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Solid-State Imaging
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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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Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Solid-State Imaging
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The anaglyph shows Pwyll crater on Jupiter's icy satellite Europa, captured by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
PIA01665:
Red-Blue Three Dimensional View of Pwyll crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft took this global view of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede's trailing side in March, 1988. The colors are enhanced to emphasize color differences.
PIA01666:
Ganymede's Trailing Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This global view of Jupiter's moon, Io, was obtained during the tenth orbit of Jupiter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Io, which is slightly larger than Earth's moon, is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
PIA01667:
Io's Pele Hemisphere After Pillan Changes
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Solid-State Imaging
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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
Solid-State Imaging
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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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These two observations, taken one hour apart, illustrate the winds around a white oval on Jupiter which is the result of the historic merger of two classic white ovals at 33 degrees south planetocentric latitude. Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01651:
Dynamics after Historic Merger of Storms on Jupiter Animation Icon
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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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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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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 1999-08-27 Io Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's moon Io on 3 July 1999 during its closest pass to Io since orbit insertion in late 1995.
PIA02308:
Global image of Io (true color)
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's moon Io on 3 July 1999 during its closest pass to Io since orbit insertion in late 1995.
PIA02309:
Global image of Io (false color)
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io on July 3, 1999 during its closest pass by Io since it entered orbit around Jupiter in December 1995.
PIA02319:
Closeups of Io (false color)
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The mosaic of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter from NASA's Galileo orbiter was taken over an 80 second interval beginning at universal time 14 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds, on June 26, 1996.
PIA00829:
Mosaic of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (in the near infrared)
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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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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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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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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a mosaic of Buto Facula, a so-called 'palimpsest' situated in Marius Regio on Jupiter's largest satellite Ganymede. Palimpsests are bright, nearly circular patches, believed to be remnant impact features.
PIA01659:
Buto Facula - A Palimpsest on Ganymede
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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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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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Dramatic changes have occurred at the volcanically active Pillan Patera region of Jupiter's moon Io over the past three years, as seen in this set of three images taken by NASAšs Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02501:
Changes at Pillan Patera
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A plume of gas and particles is ejected some 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) above the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io in this color image, recently taken by NASAšs Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02502:
Masubi Plume on Io
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This set of four images, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows a sequence of volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io over the last two years.
PIA02503:
Migrating Volcanic Plumes on Io
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A volcano named Zamama on Jupiter's moon Io has recently changed in appearance as seen in this pair of images of Io acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached Io in preparation for a close flyby.
PIA02504:
Close-up of Zamama, Io (Color)
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The volcano called Prometheus, found on Jupiter's moon Io, could be called the Old Faithful of the outer solar system, because its volcanic plume has been visible every time it has been observed since 1979. Image obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02505:
Close-up of Prometheus, Io (color)
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This pair of volcanic features on Jupiter's moon Io represents the longest active lava flow known to exist in our solar system. This image, one of the highest resolution pictures ever taken of Io, was obtained by NASA s Galileo spacecraft on July 3, 1999.
PIA02506:
Amirani-Maui: Longest Known Active Lava Flow in the Solar System
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The highest resolution image ever of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, (the black and white image at top), was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 10, 1999, from an altitude of 617 kilometers (417 miles).
PIA02507:
Highest Resolution Image Ever Obtained of Io
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This is a high-resolution image of part of Prometheus, an active volcano on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io. The image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 10, 1999, during its close flyby of Io.
PIA02508:
Galileo Discovers Caldera at Prometheus Volcano, Io
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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The active volcano Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io was imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the close flyby of Io on Oct.10, 1999. The spectrometer can detect active volcanoes on Io by measuring their heat in the near-infrared wavelengths.
PIA02509:
Galileo's Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Detects Active Lava Flows at Prometheus Volcano, Io
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Brightly glowing lava from the volcano Pele is seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it receded from its close flyby of Jupiter's moon Io in October, 1999.
PIA02510:
Pele's Glow
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The volcano Pele glows in the night in this close-up image of Jupiter's moon Io, obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the closest-ever Io flyby on October 10, 1999. Only surfaces hotter than 600 degrees Celsius are visible in this image.
PIA02511:
Pele's Hot Caldera Margin
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This collage of images shows the dizzying rate of geologic activity at one of the many erupting volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io, as viewed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the closest-ever Io flyby on October 10, 1999.
PIA02512:
Ongoing Geologic Activity at Prometheus Volcano, Io
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Unusual mountains on Jupiter's moon Io are shown in these images that were captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its close Io flyby. The top four pictures show four different mountains at resolutions of about 500 meters per picture element.
PIA02513:
Collapsing Mountains on Io
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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image shows Loki, the most powerful volcano in the solar system, which has been constantly active on Jupiter's moon Io. NASA's Galileo spacecraft took these images during its approach to Io on October 10, 1999.
PIA02514:
Loki as viewed by Galileo NIMS
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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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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image is the highest-resolution thermal, or heat image, ever made of Amirani, a large volcano on Jupiter's moon Io. It was taken on Oct. 10, 1999, by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Amirani is on the side of Io that permanently faces away from Jupiter.
PIA02516:
Galileo NIMS Observes Amirani
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This pair of images depicts the magic worked by JPL engineers to repair radiation damage to images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera during an October 10 close flyby of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
PIA02517:
Reconstruction of Scrambled Io Images
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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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This mosaic of images collected by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1999 shows a fountain of lava spewing above the surface of Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02519:
Lava Fountains on Io
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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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