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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
Visual and Infrared Imaging/Spectrometer
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In this movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse.
PIA09922:
Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
LORRI
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Images taken by the New Horizons Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) of Jupiter's night side showed lightning strikes. Each 'strike' is probably the cumulative brightness of multiple strikes.
PIA10096:
Polar Lightning on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
LEISA
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The top cloud layer on Jupiter is thought to consist of ammonia ice, but most of that ammonia
PIA10076:
Ammonia Ice Clouds on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
MVIC
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With its Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), half of the Ralph instrument, New Horizons captured several pictures of mesoscale gravity waves in Jupiter's equatorial atmosphere.
PIA10097:
Atmospheric Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
MVIC
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This is a composite of several images taken in several colors by the New Horizons Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera, or MVIC.
PIA10098:
Atmospheric Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Io New Horizons
LEISA
Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
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A global map of Jupiter's moon Io derived from eight images taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on the New Horizons spacecraft, as it passed Jupiter on its way to Pluto in late February 2007.
PIA10099:
Changes on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Io New Horizons
LEISA
Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
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New Horizons took this montage of images of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, glowing in the dark of Jupiter's shadow, as the Pluto-bound spacecraft sped through the Jupiter system on Feb. 27, 2007.
PIA10100:
Io Eclipse Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Io New Horizons
LORRI
Ultraviolet Light
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The Tvashtar plume on Io, seen by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and by New Horizons.
PIA10101:
Tvashtar Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Io New Horizons
LEISA
Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC)
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This is a montage of New Horizons images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, taken during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby in early 2007.
PIA10102:
Jupiter-Io Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-16 Io New Horizons
LEISA
Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC)
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This beautiful image of the crescents of volcanic Io and more sedate Europa is a combination of two New Horizons images taken March 2, 2007, about two days after New Horizons made its closest approach to Jupiter.
PIA10103:
Io and Europa Meet Again
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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 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 2008-01-25 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
Visible Light
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows detailed analysis of two continent-sized storms that erupted in Jupiter's atmosphere in March 2007 shows that Jupiter's internal heat plays a significant role in generating atmospheric disturbances .
PIA10224:
Jupiter Eruptions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-25 Jupiter IRTF
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows detailed analysis of two continent-sized storms that erupted in Jupiter's atmosphere in March 2007 shows that Jupiter's internal heat plays a significant role in generating atmospheric disturbances.
PIA10225:
Jupiter Eruptions Captured in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-28 Io New Horizons
MVIC
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This New Horizons image of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io was taken at 13:05 Universal Time during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby on February 28, 2007. It shows the reddish color of the deposits from the giant volcanic eruption at the volcano Tvashtar.
PIA10249:
Seeing Red
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-20 Jupiter IRTF
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This image shows a large impact shown on the bottom left on Jupiter's south polar region captured on July 20, 2009, by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
PIA12147:
Jupiter Impact Scar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-20 Jupiter IRTF
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This image shows a large impact on Jupiter's south polar region captured on July 20, 2009, by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
PIA12148:
Jupiter Impact Scar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Very Large Space Telescope (VLT)
Hubble Space Telescope
VLT
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New thermal images from powerful ground-based telescopes show swirls of warmer air and cooler regions never seen before within Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
PIA12869:
Jupiter's Storms: Temperatures and Cloud Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-29 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic shows the distribution of the organic molecule acetylene at the north and south poles of Jupiter, based on data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in early January 2001. Movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13699:
Acetylene around Jupiter's Poles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Jupiter IRTF
Infrared Telescope
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These infrared images obtained from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, show before and aftereffects from particle debris in Jupiter's atmosphere after an object hurtled into the atmosphere on July 19, 2009.
PIA13760:
Jupiter Scar in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Jupiter Gemini North Telescope
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This infrared image, showing thermal radiation at a wavelength of 9.7 microns, was obtained by the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. The bright white and yellow features at bottom are the aftermath of an impactor hitting Jupiter on July 19, 2009.
PIA13761:
Heat Map of Jupiter Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Jupiter IRTF
Visible Light Camera
Gemini North Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
VLT
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Eight Looks at the Jupiter Impact
PIA13762:
Eight Looks at the Jupiter Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Subtle Ripples in Jupiter's Ring
PIA13893:
Subtle Ripples in Jupiter's Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 Jupiter Galileo
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Comet Impact Into Jupiter (Artist's Concept)
PIA13894:
Comet Impact Into Jupiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-12 Io Galileo
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This graphic shows the internal structure of Jupiter's moon Io as revealed by data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Io is bathed in magnetic field lines (shown in blue) that connect the north polar region of Jupiter to the planet's south polar region.
PIA14116:
Io's "Sounding Signal" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Jupiter Juno
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Ground-based astronomers will be playing a vital role in NASA's Juno mission. Images from the amateur astronomy community are needed to help the JunoCam instrument team predict what features will be visible when the camera's images are taken.
PIA14410:
Jupiter from the Ground
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Jupiter Juno
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Ground-based astronomers will be playing a vital role in NASA's Juno mission. Images from the amateur astronomy community are needed to help the JunoCam instrument team predict what features will be visible when the camera's images are taken.
PIA14411:
Covering Jupiter from Earth and Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Jupiter Juno
Voyager
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Data from the camera onboard NASA's Juno mission, called JunoCam, will be made available to the public for processing into their own images. Illustrated here with an image of Jupiter taken by NASA's Voyager mission.
PIA14412:
Amateurs to take a Crack at Juno Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-13 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Following the path of one of Jupiter's jet streams, a line of v-shaped chevrons travels west to east just above Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA15232:
Jupiter Jet Stream
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Jupiter IRTF
Infrared Telescope
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In these images obtained by amateur astronomers, Jupiter can be seen 'losing' a brown-colored belt south of the equator called the South Equatorial Belt (SEB) from 2009 to 2010.
PIA16168:
Global Upheaval at Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Jupiter IRTF
Infrared Telescope
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Jupiter has been suffering more impacts over the last four years than ever previously observed, including this meteoroid impact on Sept. 10, 2012. Right-hand image is an infrared image NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
PIA16169:
Jupiter Shakes it Off
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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 2013-03-05 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 2013-03-14 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The dark hot spot in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a window deep into Jupiter's atmosphere. All around it are layers of higher clouds, with colors indicating which layer of the atmosphere the clouds are in.
PIA16837:
Peering Deep into Jupiter's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-14 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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In this series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a dark, rectangular hot spot interacts with a line of vortices that approaches from on the upper-right side. The interaction distorts the shape of the hot spot, leaving it diminished.
PIA16838:
Vortices Bump into a Hot Spot in Jupiter's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Io 963x913x3
This map shows predicted heat flow at the surface of Jupiter's moon Io from two tidal-heating models. Red indicates areas where more heat is expected; blue where less heat is expected.
PIA16941:
Io Predicted Heat Flow Map
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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 2013-04-23 Jupiter Herschel Space Observatory
PACS
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This map shows the distribution of water in the stratosphere of Jupiter as measured with the Herschel space observatory. White and cyan indicate highest concentration of water, and blue indicates lesser amounts.
PIA17006:
Distribution of Water in Jupiter's Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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This is a composite photo, assembled from separate images of Jupiter and comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, as imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 1994.
PIA17007:
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Approaching Jupiter in 1994
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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 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 2013-12-11 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 2013-12-12 Europa Hubble Space Telescope
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This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.
PIA17659:
Artist's Concept of Europa Water Vapor Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-12 Europa Galileo
Hubble Space Telescope
Voyager
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This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.
PIA17660:
Water Vapor Over Europa
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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 2014-02-12 Ganymede Galileo
Voyager
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To present the best information in a single view of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, a global image mosaic was assembled, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA17901:
Ganymede Global Geologic Map and Global Image Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Ganymede Galileo
Voyager
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This is a frame from an animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and Galileo spacecraft.
PIA17902:
Rotating Globe of Ganymede Geology Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Europa Galileo
Voyager
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This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.
PIA18030:
Source Region for Possible Europa Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-01 Ganymede 3300x2550x3
This artist's concept of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, illustrates the 'club sandwich' model of its interior oceans. Scientists suspect Ganymede has a massive ocean under an icy crust.
PIA18005:
Possible "Moonwich" of Ice and Oceans on Ganymede (Artist's Concept)
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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 2014-08-04 Io Gemini North Telescope
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This Aug. 29, 2013, outburst on Io was among the largest ever observed on the most volcanically active body in the solar system. The infrared was image taken by Gemini North telescope.
PIA18657:
Bright Outburst on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-04 Io Gemini North Telescope
Keck Telescope
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These images show Jupiter's moon Io obtained at different infrared wavelengths with the W. M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter Keck II telescope on Aug. 15, 2013 (a-c), and the Gemini North telescope on Aug. 29, 2013 (d).
PIA18656:
Eruptions 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 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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