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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 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 2002-10-30 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 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 2000-12-17 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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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. It was taken at 5 hours 30 minutes Universal Time on Nov. 9, 1996 by the solid state imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft,
PIA01109:
Io's Sodium Cloud (Clear Filter)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Mosaic of images of Io acquired through the clear filter of the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during orbit C3, show more than half of Io's surface.
PIA01108:
Mosaic of Io
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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 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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On Feb. 21, 1997, the Galileo spacecraft observed Io in daylight from a range of approximately 703,000 km (440,000 miles). Loki Patera, historically the most active and persistent hot spot on Io, is located on the hemisphere of Io always facing Jupiter.
PIA00856:
NIMS Observes Increased Activity at Loki Patera, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Ancient impact craters shown in this image of Jupiter's moon Ganymede taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft testify to the great age of the terrain, dating back several billion years.
PIA00580:
Ganymede Galileo Regio High Resolution Mosaic Shown in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A portion of a chain of impact craters on Jupiter's moon Callisto is seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 4, 1996.
PIA00581:
Callisto Crater Chain at High Resolution Shown in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A portion of a chain of impact craters on Jupiter's moon Callisto is seen 
in this image taken by the Galileo spacecraft on November 4, 1996. This 
crater chain on Callisto is believed to result from the impact of a split 
object, similar to the fragments
PIA00514:
A Chain of Impact Craters on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of Jupiterís moon Ganymede consists of more than 100 images acquired with NASAís Voyager and Galileo spacecrafts, showing irregular lumps beneath the icy surface.
PIA05077:
Lumps Within Ganymede
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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 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 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Hotspots are seen in the vicinity of Prometheus, Volund and Marduk, all sites of volcanic plume activity during NASA's Galileo encounter in 1996.
PIA00520:
NIMS: hotspots on Io during G2
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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 2001-08-22 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Bright scars on a darker surface testify to a long history of impacts on Jupiter's moon Callisto in this image of Callisto from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03456:
Global Callisto in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-19 Io Galileo
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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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 1997-12-18 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Auroral emissions are created when fast moving charged particles from the region around Jupiter strike the atoms and molecules of Jupiter's upper atmosphere. This image was taken by the solid state imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01117:
Jupiter's Northern Auroral Oval
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-17 Callisto Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These views of Callisto's southern hemisphere were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on May 6, 1997. The upper left view contains Buri, a crater with a diameter of about 60 km.
PIA01078:
Callisto's Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Callisto Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This view of Callisto's Asgard multi-ring structure was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The large bright/white area is the palimpsest or center of Asgard. The smaller bright area is the crater Tornasuk.
PIA00839:
Callisto Asgard Region as Viewed by NIMS
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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 imaged Io at high spectral resolution during the G2 encounter on Sept. 6, 1996.
PIA00836:
Hotspots on Io During the Ganymede 2 Encounter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This false color infrared composite of Jupiter's moon Io was produced from images acquired in July and September, 1996, during the first two orbits through the Jovian system by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00585:
Color Global Mosaic of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image of Loki Patera on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io shows data taken by the near-infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its Io flyby on Oct. 10, 1999.
PIA02541:
Loki Patera/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Volcanic calderas, lava flows and cliffs are seen in this false color image of a region near the south pole of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, created by combining a black and white image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft with lower resolution color images.
PIA02534:
Terrain near Io's South Pole, in Color
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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 1998-03-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These full disk views of Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io, use images which were acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 18, 1996, when Io, the spacecraft, and the sun were nearly all aligned (near zero degrees phase angle).
PIA00584:
Global View of Io in various colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows a blue-colored volcanic plume consistent with the presence of sulfur dioxide gas and 'snow' condensing from the gas as the plume expands and cools.
PIA00293:
Eruption on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-08 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The mottled face of Jupiter's volcanically active moon Io as viewed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00282:
Io - Full Disk Centered on Media Regio
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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 this stereoscopic view of the Galileo Regio region of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. The picture is a computer reconstruction from two images taken by NASA's Galileo during 1996.
PIA00521:
Stereo View of Ganymede's Galileo Region
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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 1998-04-02 Ganymede Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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This map shows the temperatures for most of the surface of Ganymede made from data taken by on Jun. 26, 1996 as NASA's Galileo approached the sunlit side of the moon.
PIA01232:
Temperature Map of Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-23 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This is a false-color composite of Jupiter's northern aurora on the night side of the planet. The height and thickness of the auroral arc, and the small-scale structure were revealed for the first time by NASA's Galileo orbiter on April 2, 1997.
PIA00603:
False Color Aurora
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-29 Jupiter Galileo
Photopolarimeter Subsystem
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This is one of the highest resolution images ever recorded of Jupiter's temperature field. It was obtained by NASA's Galileo mission. This map, shown in the lower panel, indicates the forces powering Jovian winds.
PIA00732:
Jupiter's Temperatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This 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.
PIA00830:
Mosaic of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (in the near infrared)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These observations of Jupiter's equator in thermal (heat) emission were made by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility (top panel) within hours of the Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) instrument image (middle inset) and the spectra (bottom).
PIA00842:
Observations of Jupiter's thermal emission made by the Infrared Telescope Facility and the Galileo NIMS instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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During the G7 encounter, NASA's Galileo spacecraft observed the shadow of Europa on the clouds of Jupiter during Galileo's fourth orbit. The bright spot in the clouds is an atmospheric hot spot.
PIA00847:
NIMS Observes Europa's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic shows the features of Jupiter's main visible cloud deck and upper-tropospheric haze, with higher features enhanced in brightness over lower features as seen by NASA's Galileo orbiter on February 19, 1997.
PIA00864:
Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals in a Methane (Time Set 4)
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This mosaic shows the features of Jupiter's main visible cloud deck and upper-tropospheric haze, with higher features enhanced in brightness over lower features as seen by NASA's Galileo orbiter on February 19, 1997.
PIA00865:
Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals in a Methane (Time Set 4)
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This mosaic shows the features of Jupiter's main visible cloud deck and upper-tropospheric haze, with higher features enhanced in brightness over lower features as seen by NASA's Galileo orbiter on February 19, 1997.
PIA00866:
Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals in Violet Light (Time Set 3)
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Jupiter's atmospheric circulation is dominated by alternating eastward and westward jets from equatorial to polar latitudes. This image was taken on April 3, 1997, by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00880:
Jupiter's Northern Hemisphere in a Methane Band (Time Set 1)
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A mosaic of four images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 8, 1996, at a resolution of approximately 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) per picture element (pixel) along Jupiter's rings.
PIA00701:
Jupiter's Main Ring/Ring Halo
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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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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired this global mosaic (right) during Galileo's third orbit on Nov. 4, 1996. The lighter bluish area in the upper latitudes is the Asgard multi-ring structure with crater Burr to the north and Tornasuk to the east.
PIA00844:
NIMS Callisto Global Mosaic
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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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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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This color image, acquired during NASA's Galileo ninth orbit (C9) 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 named Pillan Patera.
PIA01081:
Color Mosaic and Active Volcanic Plumes on Io
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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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Mosaics of Jupiter's night side show the Jovian aurora at approximately 45 minute intervals as the auroral ring rotated with the planet below the spacecraft. The images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01601:
Time Series of Jupiter's Aurora
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Mosaics of Jupiter's night side show the Jovian aurora at approximately 45 minute intervals as the auroral ring rotated with the planet below the spacecraft. The images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01602:
Time Series of Jupiter's Aurora
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Mosaics of Jupiter's night side show the Jovian aurora at approximately 45 minute intervals as the auroral ring rotated with the planet below the spacecraft. The images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01603:
Time Series of Jupiter's Aurora
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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.
PIA02525:
Interpreted Lava Fountains on Io
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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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The shallow, scalloped depression in the center of this picture from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is a caldera-like feature 5 to 20 kilometers (3 to 12 miles) wide on Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede.
PIA02580:
Caldera-like depression on Ganymede
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This pair of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft captures a dynamic eruption at Tvashtar Catena, a chain of volcanic bowls on Jupiter's moon Io. They show a change in the location of hot lava over a period of a few months in 1999 and early 2000.
PIA02584:
Eruption at Tvashtar Catena on Io
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