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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-13 Europa 6060x3000x3
Scientists are all but certain that Europa has an ocean underneath its icy surface, but they do not know how thick this ice might be. This artist concept illustrates two possible cut-away views through Europa's ice shell.
PIA10131:
Thick or Thin Ice Shell on Europa? (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-05 Europa 2550x3300x3
Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from its global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.
PIA16826:
Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-07 Europa 4096x2304x3
This artist's concept shows a simulated view from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Europa's potentially rough, icy surface, tinged with reddish areas that scientists hope to learn more about.
PIA17043:
Simulated View from Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-08 Europa 3900x1784x3
This artist's rendering illustrates a conceptual design for a potential future mission to land a robotic probe on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA21048:
Europa Lander Mission Concept (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-13 Europa 637x361x3
In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo
PIA10149:
Europa Tide Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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One moment in an ancient, orbital dance is caught in this color picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 7, 2000, just as two of Jupiter's four major moons, Europa and Callisto, were nearly perfectly aligned with each other.
PIA02861:
Europa and Callisto under the Watchful Gaze of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Europa Europa
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s.
PIA20025:
Europa Mission Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The complex terrain of Jupiter's moon, Europa was taken by NASA's Galileo's Solid State Imaging system from a distance of 17,900 kilometers (11,100 miles) on the spacecraft's sixth orbit around Jupiter, on February 20, 1997.
PIA00587:
Close-up of Europa's Trailing Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-02-04 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the icy surface of Jupiter's moon, Europa, is a mosaic of two pictures taken by the Solid State Imaging system on board NASA's Galileo spacecraft during a close flyby of Europa on February 20, 1997.
PIA00589:
Mosaic of Europa's Ridges, Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Europa, an icy satellite of Jupiter about the size of the Earth's Moon, was obtained from a range of 7415 miles (11933 kilometers) by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its fourth orbit around Jupiter and its first close pass of Europa.
PIA00541:
Macula on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Jupiter's satellite Europa was obtained from a range of 7364 miles (11851 km) by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its fourth orbit around Jupiter and its first close pass of Europa.
PIA00542:
Prominent Doublet Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This is a composite of two images of Jupiter's icy moon Europa obtained from a range of 2119 miles (3410 kilometers) by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its fourth orbit around Jupiter and its first close pass of Europa.
PIA00543:
Structurally Complex Surface of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images obtained by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the same region of Europa under different lighting conditions.
PIA01102:
Terrain on Europa under Changing Lighting Conditions
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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False color has been used here to enhance the visibility of certain features in this composite of three images of the Minos Linea region on Jupiter's moon Europa taken on 28 June 1996 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00275:
Europa In Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Jupiter's moon Europa, as seen in this image taken June 27, 1996 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, displays features in some areas resembling ice floes seen in Earth's polar seas.
PIA00291:
Europa's Broken Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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On June 27, 1996, during Galileo's first orbit around Jupiter, a newly discovered impact crater could be seen just right of the center of this image of Jupiter's moon Europa returned by NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera.
PIA00294:
Europa's Active Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Dark crisscrossing bands on Jupiter's moon Europa represent widespread disruption from fracturing and the possible eruption of gases and rocky material from the moon's interior in this four-frame mosaic of images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00295:
Dark Bands on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of Jupiter's moon Europa shows a portion of the surface that has been highly disrupted by fractures and ridges. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 6, 1996.
PIA00518:
Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Europa, an icy satellite of Jupiter, was obtained from a range of 39028 miles (62089 kilometers) by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its fourth orbit around Jupiter and its first close pass of Europa.
PIA00539:
Jupiter's Icy Satellite Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The icy surface of Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, was photographed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on its fourth orbit around Jupiter.
PIA00540:
Flows on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Pwyll crater on Jupiter's moon, Europa, was photographed by the Solid State Imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its sixth orbit around Jupiter.
PIA00586:
Pwyll Crater on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the surface of one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Feb. 20, 1997, shows the complex icy crust that has been extensively modified by fracturing and the formation of ridges.
PIA00588:
Europa Ridges, Hills and Domes
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This global view of Europa shows the location of a four-frame mosaic of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1996, set into low-resolution data obtained by NASA's Voyager spacecraft in 1979.
PIA00723:
Context of Europa images from Galileo
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image shows features on Jupiter's moon Europa that may be 'flows' from ice volcanoes. It was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft solid state imaging (CCD) system during its seventh orbit around Jupiter.
PIA01084:
Flow-like Features On Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This six frame mosaic of Europa's surface shows a variety of interesting geologic features. These images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its sixth orbit around Jupiter.
PIA01092:
Geologic Evidence of Internal Activity on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-10 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This composite image of part of the Jupiter moon, Europa, shows the distribution of ice and minerals for the structure named Tyre. The image was created with data from NASA's Galileo Solid State Imaging camera and the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer.
PIA01098:
A Compositional Map of the Tyre Region of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Europa was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft under 'low-sun' illumination--the equivalent of taking a picture from a high altitude at sunrise or sunset. Note that in this image the topography of the terrain is emphasized.
PIA01101:
Topography on Europa....the Shadow Knows
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-16 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of part of Jupiter's moon, Europa, shows a region that is characterized by mottled terrain. The images in this mosaic were obtained by Solid State Imaging (CCD) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its eleventh orbit around Jupiter.
PIA01125:
Regional Mosaic of Chaos and Gray Band on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-16 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic shows some of the highest resolution images obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its eleventh orbit around Jupiter.
PIA01126:
High Resolution Mosaic of Ridges, Plains, and Mountains on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-01-21 Europa Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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This infrared image of Europa, showing heat radiation from its surface at a wavelength of 27 microns, provides the best view yet of Europa's daytime temperatures. This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the full disk of Europa.
PIA01144:
Daytime Temperatures on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This computer-generated perspective view of the Pwyll impact crater on Jupiter's moon Europa was created using images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera when the spacecraft flew past that moon on Feb. 20 and Dec. 16, 1997.
PIA01175:
Pwyll Impact Crater: Perspective View of Topographic Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the Pwyll impact crater on Jupiter's moon Europa taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the interior structure and surrounding ejecta deposits. Pwyll's location is shown in the background global view.
PIA01176:
Europa's Pwyll Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's moon Europa taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an area where the icy surface has been broken into many separate plates that have moved laterally and rotated.
PIA01177:
Chaotic Terrain on Europa in Very High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This spectacular image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera shows a region of ridged plains on Jupiter's moon Europa. The plains are comprised of many parallel and cross-cutting ridges, commonly in pairs.
PIA01178:
High-Resolution Image of Europa's Ridged Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This high-resolution image of Jupiter's moon Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera, shows dark, relatively smooth region at the lower right hand corner of the image which may be a place where warm ice has welled up from below.
PIA01179:
Dark and Bright Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During its twelfth orbit around Jupiter, on Dec. 16, 1997, NASA's Galileo spacecraft made its closest pass of Jupiter's icy moon Europa, soaring 200 kilometers (124 miles) above the icy surface.
PIA01180:
Highest Resolution Image of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft of the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's moon Europa shows cliffs along the edges of high-standing ice plates.
PIA01181:
Europa Ice Cliffs-High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image, taken by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft, is a very high resolution view of the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's moon Europa. It shows an area where icy plates have been broken apart and moved around laterally.
PIA01182:
Very High Resolution Image of Icy Cliffs on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-02 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image shows an area of crustal separation on Jupiter's moon, Europa. Lower resolution pictures taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft revealed that dark wedge-shaped bands in this region are areas where the icy crust has completely pulled apart.
PIA01183:
Europa Wedge Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Europa's surface was obtained by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system on board NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its fourth orbit of Jupiter. Linear features with bright central stripes are seen to transect the surface of Europa.
PIA01212:
Near-Terminator Image of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This complex area on the side of Europa which faces away from Jupiter shows several types of features which are formed by disruptions of Europa's icy crust. North is to the top of the image, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01401:
Scrambled Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This composite view taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the rim and interior of the impact crater, Mannann'an, on Jupiter's moon, Europa.
PIA01402:
Mannann'an Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's moon, Europa, clearly indicates relatively recent resurfacing of Europa's surface. The background image in this picture was taken during NASA's Galileo spacecraft's sixth orbit of Jupiter.
PIA01403:
A Closer Look at Chaos on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This high resolution view captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. This image reveals craters which range in size from about 30 meters to over 450 meters in diameter.
PIA01404:
Small Craters on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft of Jupiter's icy moon Europa focuses on a dark, smooth region whose center is the lowest area in this image. To the west, it is bounded by a cliff and terraces, which might have been formed by normal faulting.
PIA01405:
A Dark Spot on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During the two year Galileo Europa Mission (GEM), NASA's Galileo spacecraft will focus intensively on Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa. This montage shows samples of some of the features that will be imaged during eight successive orbits.
PIA01407:
Europa Imaging Highlights During GEM
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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 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 1998-11-24 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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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 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 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 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 1999-01-18 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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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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-27 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 2000-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 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 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 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 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 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 1997-11-18 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 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 1997-12-18 Europa Galileo
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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 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 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 2014-09-08 Europa Galileo
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Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the subduction process.
PIA18428:
Plate Tectonics on Europa
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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 2000-07-10 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 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 2000-08-03 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Cutaway views of the possible internal structures of the Galilean satellites. Ganymede at lower left, Callisto at lower right, Io on upper left, and Europa on upper right in a combined biew from NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA01082:
Possible Internal Structures of the Galilean Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
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 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft, which was used to map the mineral and ice properties over the surfaces of the Jovian moons, producing global spectral images for small selected regions on the satellites in 1996-97.
PIA00855:
High Spatial Resolution Europa Coverage by the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-25 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This enhanced color image shows cracks and ridges on Europa's surface that reveal a detailed geologic history. The view was captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 2, 1999.
PIA17737:
Cracks and Ridges 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 1998-05-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of Jupiter's icy satellite Europa shows surface features such as domes and ridges, as well as a region of disrupted terrain including crustal plates which are thought to have broken apart and 'rafted' into new positions.
PIA01296:
Europa "Ice Rafts" in Local and Color Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color composite view combines violet, green, and infrared images of Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa, for a view of the moon in natural color (left) and in enhanced color designed to bring out subtle color differences in the surface (right).
PIA01295:
Europa Global Views in Natural and Enhanced Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This enhanced color image of the impact crater Pwyll on Jupiter's moon Europa was produced by combining low resolution color data with a higher resolution mosaic of images obtained by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01211:
Pwyll Crater on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-17 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This enhanced-color view obtained on September 25, 1998 from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an intricate pattern of linear fractures on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA20028:
Europa's Varied Surface Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-02-04 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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View of a small region of the thin, disrupted, ice crust in the Conamara region of Jupiter's moon Europa showing the interplay of surface color with ice structures. Image captured by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01127:
Europa - Ice Rafting View
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
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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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 2000-04-19 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This composite image of the Jupiter-facing hemisphere of Europa was obtained on Nov. 25, 1999 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Blue areas show cleanest, brightest icy surfaces, while the red areas have the highest concentrations of darker, non-ice materials.
PIA02529:
Europa: Sea Salts or Battery Acid
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
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 2000-08-11 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image, acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on September 26, 1998, shows features on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa that a scientific report published today interprets as signs of compressive folding.
PIA02960:
Folds on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Jupiter's moon, Europa, is seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. The smallest visible feature is about the size of a football field.
PIA00544:
Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Jupiter's moon Europa, as seen in this image taken June 27, 1996 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, displays features in some areas resembling ice floes seen in Earth's polar seas.
PIA00578:
Europa Ice Floes
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This picture of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, was obtained on February 20, 1997, by the Solid State Imaging system onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its sixth orbit around Jupiter.
PIA00590:
Europa Triple Band
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image taken on Feb. 20, 1997 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows the ice-rich crust of Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter.
PIA00591:
Europa Ice Rafts
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This close-up view of the icy surface of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, was obtained on December 20, 1996, by the Solid State Imaging system on board NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its fourth orbit around Jupiter.
PIA00592:
Close-up of Europa's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images compare Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, to the same location on earth, the San Francisco Bay are of California, from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00595:
Icy Europa and similar scales on Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images compare Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, to the same location on earth, the San Francisco Bay are of California, from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00596:
Close-up of Europa's Trailing Hemisphere and similar scales on Earth
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