PIA21922: Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)
 Target Name:  Europa
 Product Size:  4488 x 5960 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface.

A new computer simulation gives us an idea of how the magnetic field interacted with a plume. The magnetic field lines (depicted in blue) show how the plume interacts with the ambient flow of Jovian plasma. The red colors on the lines show more dense areas of plasma.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Michigan

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