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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-27 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A cliff slumps outward in these high-resolution views that NASA's Galileo spacecraft captured the edge of a mountain named Telegonus Mensa on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02597:
Slumping Cliff on Io in High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Clues about how lava spreads great distances on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io come from high-resolution views taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft of a lava channel flowing out of Emakong Patera near Io's equator.
PIA02598:
Lava Channel at Io's Emakong Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Wonderful colors in a volcanic crater named Tupan Patera on Jupiter's moon Io, as seen in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show varied results of lava interacting with sulfur-rich materials.
PIA02599:
Colorful Tupan Patera, Io
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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 2000-09-25 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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True-color (left) and false-color (right) mosaics of Jupiter's northern hemisphere between 10 and 50 degrees latitude. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on April 3, 1997 at a distance of 1.4 million kilometers.
PIA03000:
Atmospheric Motion in Jupiter's Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-25 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired this mosaic of Jupiter's ring system when the spacecraft was in Jupiter's shadow looking back toward the Sun. Jupiter's ring system is composed of three parts: a gossamer ring, a flat main ring, and a donut-shaped halo.
PIA03001:
Jovian Ring System Mosaic
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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 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 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These two frames, derived from images of Jupiter's moon Ganymede by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, show bright terrain types and topography within an area called Sippar Sulcus in Ganymede's southern hemisphere.
PIA03214:
Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Terrain units and topography of the area where a bright swath called Erech Sulcus intersects northern Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede are shown in these frames taken from images of Jupiter's moon Ganymede by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA03215:
Erech Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Embayment of ridges and troughs in a portion of the Sippar Sulcus area of Jupiter's moon Ganymede in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft is interpreted as evidence that the low-lying area was filled in by flooding with low-viscosity material.
PIA03216:
Ridges and Troughs in Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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An irregularly shaped caldera, or pit, within the bright swath called Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede dominates this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03217:
Caldera in Sippar Sulcus, Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This perspective view, simulating a low altitude flight over the surface of Ganymede, was made possible by topographic analysis of stereo images of the Sippar Sulcus region. Such a view was made possible when NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed Ganymede.
PIA03218:
Ganymede Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-22 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The highest-resolution views ever obtained of any of Jupiter's moons, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in May 2001, reveal numerous bright, sharp knobs covering a portion of Jupiter's moon Callisto.
PIA03455:
Callisto Close-up with Jagged Hills
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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 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Scientists pointed NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera at the Tohil region of Jupiter's moon Io to investigate the curious relationship between Io's mountains and its volcanoes.
PIA03527:
Detailed View of Mountain and Craters at Tohil, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images of an area called Telegonus Mensa on Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001, reveal a complex interplay of geologic processes.
PIA03528:
Collapsing Cliff at Telegonus Mensa, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of Tvashtar Catena on Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001, completes a series of views depicting changes in the region over a period of nearly two years. A catena is a chain of volcanic craters.
PIA03529:
Galileo's Last View of Tvashtar, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Light from the setting Sun falls across the Loki volcanic region on Jupiter's moon Io in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001. The image was taken to examine the relative depths and heights of features in the region.
PIA03530:
Galileo's Best View of Loki Volcano on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The source area of what had been a towering volcanic plume two months earlier lies in the far-right frame of this mosaic of images taken of Jupiter's moon Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001.
PIA03531:
New plume vent near Zamama, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001, near the equator of Jupiter's moon Io shows the contrast in volcanism styles found on Io. The central feature is a large patera, or volcanic depression, almost 100 kilometers (60 miles) long.
PIA03532:
Volcanic Depression and Shield Volcano, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Dramatic shadows across a mountainous landscape on Jupiter's moon Io reveal details of the topography around a peak named Tohil Mons in this mosaic created from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in October 2001.
PIA03600:
Tall Mountain, Tohil Mons, on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveals fresh lava in a wide pit named Gish Bar Patera on Jupiter's moon Io. The patera, or depression, is quite large: 106.3 kilometers (66 miles) by 115.0 kilometers (71 miles).
PIA03884:
Recent Eruption at Gish Bar Patera on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Repeated flybys of Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft have allowed scientists to develop an understanding of Io's Tohil-Culann region of interconnected volcanoes and mountains.
PIA03885:
Io's Culann-Tohil Region in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft captured this dramatic image of mountains on Io. The Sun was low in the sky. A low scarp runs from the upper left toward the center of the image. The jagged ridge is Mongibello Mons.
PIA03886:
Mountains on Io at Sunset
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A field of bright lava flows next to a shield volcano could be a source of recent sulfur volcanism on Io, as detected by instruments aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA03887:
Potential Source of Sulfur Flow on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-06 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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An infrared thermal map and a visible-light image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the likelihood of an active lava lake at a volcanic feature called Gish Bar on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA03888:
Io's Gish Bar Volcanic Region in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-13 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of Jupiter's moon Ganymede consists of more than 100 images acquired with NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecrafts, showing irregular lumps beneath the icy surface.
PIA05077:
Lumps Within Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Amalthea Galileo
Voyager
Solid-State Imaging
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These images of Jupiter's moon Amalthea were taken with NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft. Amalthea is almost pure water ice, hinting that it may not have formed where it now orbits.
PIA07248:
Amalthea, A Rubble-Pile Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Io Galileo
Voyager
Solid-State Imaging
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This basemap of Jupiter's moon Io was produced by combining the best images from both NASA's Voyager 1 and Galileo Missions.
PIA09257:
Io in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 J Rings Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images, derived from data obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show the subtle ripples in the ring of Jupiter that scientists have been able to trace back to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994.
PIA13893:
Subtle Ripples in Jupiter's Ring
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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 2013-11-25 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 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 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 2017-02-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of images includes the most detailed view of the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa obtained by NASA's Galileo mission.
PIA21431:
Highest-resolution Europa Image & Mosaic from Galileo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Galileo Solid-State Imager (SSI) shows Europa's surface is covered with a vast network of linear features such as cracks, ridges, and bands.
PIA23166:
Europa's Rhadamanthys Linea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Galileo
Radar Mapper
Solid-State Imaging
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These images compare surface features observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at the Xanadu region on Saturn's moon Titan (left), and features observed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Jupiter's cratered moon Callisto (right).
PIA13896:
Titan and Callisto
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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 1998-01-21 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 27 microns, provides the best view yet of pre-dawn temperatures on Ganymede. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01145:
Pre-Dawn Temperatures on Ganymede
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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 1998-04-02 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 1998-04-02 Jupiter Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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This map shows temperatures for the region around Jupiter's Great Red Spot and an area to the northwest. This map was made from data taken by NASA's Photopolarimeter/Radiometer (PPR) instrument on June 26, 1996.
PIA01233:
Photopolarimeter/Radiometer (PPR) Temperature Map of Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-02 Jupiter Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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This map shows temperatures for the region around Jupiter's Great Red Spot and an area to the northwest. This map was made from data taken by NASA's Photopolarimeter/Radiometer (PPR) instrument on June 26, 1996.
PIA01234:
PPR Great Red Spot Temperature Map
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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 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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This image depicts the discovery of sulfur gas in the plume of the Pele volcano on Jupiter's moon Io, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in October 1999, during a flyby of Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02546:
Sulfur Gas in Pele's Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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Ideas about the role of sulfur in volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io are illustrated. Sulfur gas consisting of pairs of sulfur atoms (S2), detected above Io's volcano Pele by the Hubble Space Telescope, is ejected from the hot vents of Io's volcanoes.
PIA02547:
The Role of Sulfur in Io's Volcanoes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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Powerful volcanoes and the previous day's sunshine warm the nighttime surface of Jupiter's moon Io, as seen in this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The left-hand frame shows the best view that Galileo has yet provided of Io's nighttime temperatures.
PIA02589:
Io's Nighttime Heat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-10 Io Galileo
Photopolarimeter-Radiometer
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Nighttime temperatures in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Io, mapped here with data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, give hints about the textures of surface materials, as well as the locations of volcanic hot spots.
PIA03603:
Nighttime Temperatures on Southern Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-23 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, with its Photopolarimeter-Radiometer (PPR) experiment, during the seventh of its 10 orbits around Jupiter to date.
PIA00730:
Jupiter's Temperatures--Broad Latitude
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-24 Jupiter Galileo
Photopolarimeter Subsystem
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This image, bottom panel, from NASA's Galileo orbiter indicates the forces powering Jovian winds, and differentiates between areas of strongest upwelling and downwelling winds in the upper part of the atmosphere where winds are strong.
PIA00731:
Jovian Temperatures--Highest Resolution
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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 1996-01-29 Venus Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image is a false color version of a near infrared map of lower level clouds on the night side of Venus, obtained by the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer aboard the Galileo spacecraft as it approached the planet Feb. 10, 1990.
PIA00112:
Venus Nightside through the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Venus Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image is a near-infrared map of lower-level clouds on the night side of Venus, obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached the planet's night side on Feb. 10, 1990.
PIA00124:
Infrared Image of Low Clouds on Venus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Venus Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These images are two versions of a near-infrared map of lower-level clouds on the night side of Venus, obtained by the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached the planet February 10, 1990.
PIA00221:
Venus - Lower-level Clouds As Seen By NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Venus Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These images are two versions of a near-infrared map of lower-level clouds on the night side of Venus, obtained by the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached the planet February 10, 1990.
PIA00222:
Venus - Lower-level Nightside Clouds As Seen By NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This multispectral map of Australia and surrounding seas was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer shortly after closest approach on Dec. 8, 1990 from an altitude of about 50,000 miles.
PIA00227:
Australia Viewed by NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These four images of the Moon are from data acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's Near-Earth Mapping Spectrometer during Galileo's December 1992 Earth/Moon flyby.
PIA00231:
Moon As Seen By NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Ganymede Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo has eyes that can see more than ours can. By looking at what we call the infrared wavelengths, types and sizes of material on the surface of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, can be determined.
PIA00500:
NIMS Ganymede Surface Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo orbiter looks at Jupiter's Great Red Spot, in these views from June 26, 1996. NIMS studies infrared wavelengths of light that our eye cannot see.
PIA00501:
NIMS Spectral Maps of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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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 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Clouds and hazes at various altitudes within the dynamic Jovian atmosphere are revealed by multi-color imaging taken during the second orbit (G2) on September 5, 1996 by Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00582:
Jupiter's Multi-level Clouds
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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 1998-03-26 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) shows the distribution of volcanic hotspots on the surface of Io during the G! encounter on June 29, 1996.
PIA00835:
NIMS Observation of Hotspots on Io
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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 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This infrared image, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in late June, 1996, of Jupiter's Great Red Spot has different colors than what you normally see.
PIA00838:
First Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) Image of the Great Red Spot
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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 1998-06-17 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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During the first targeted encounter of the icy satellite Europa, NASA's Galileo performed high resolution spectral mapping of the trailing side, a region thought to have minerals other than water ice.
PIA00840:
Infrared Observations of Europa's Trailing Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 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 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 Ganymede Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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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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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 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image shows the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) observations of selected areas of Europa's trailing hemisphere during NASA's Galileo E4 encounter on 19 December 1996.
PIA00846:
NIMS E4 Observations of Europa Trailing Hemisphere
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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
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These images, acquired December 17, 1996 by NASA's Galileo orbiter, show a small portion of the equatorial region of Jupiter of a dark clearing of clouds in the meteorologically-active troposphere.
PIA00848:
NIMS Views of a Jovian "Hot Spot"
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These observations of NASA's Voyager and Galileo's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer shows the interception of two lineas or fractures on the Northern hemisphere of Europa.
PIA00853:
Europa 6th Orbit NIMS Data
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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The left image is an airbrush map of the surface of Ganymede from NASA's Voyager data. The small square shows the location of Antum crater, target of the image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft on the right.
PIA00854:
Antum 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 1998-03-26 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 1998-03-26 Ganymede Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image of the crater, Melkart, on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The crater is illuminated by the Sun from the left.
PIA00878:
NIMS Observes Melkart Crater on Ganymede
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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 observed Io on nearly every orbit as part of a program monitoring the level of volcanic activity on this moon. Io is the most volcanically active body in the Solar System.
PIA00899:
New Hot Spot on Io Discovered by NIMS During Orbit C9
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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 1997-11-17 Callisto Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Callisto's southern hemisphere was imaged by both the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) and the Solid State Imaging (SSI) instrument during NASA's Galileo's eighth orbit of Jupiter. This is a mosaic combining both views.
PIA01079:
Callisto's Southern Hemisphere as Viewed by NIMS & SSI
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The NIMS instrument onboard NASA's Galileo orbiter observes the structure and composition of Jupiter clouds.
PIA01224:
NIMS Observes the Structure and Composition of Jupiter's Clouds
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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 obtained this image of half of Io's disk in darkness on Sept. 19, 1997.
PIA01226:
Two New Hot Spots on Io
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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 1999-11-04 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The active volcano Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io was imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the close flyby of Io on Oct.10, 1999. The spectrometer can detect active volcanoes on Io by measuring their heat in the near-infrared wavelengths.
PIA02509:
Galileo's Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Detects Active Lava Flows at Prometheus Volcano, Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-19 Io Galileo
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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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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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 1999-12-17 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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A very active volcano on Jupiter's moon Io, probably composed of erupting lava fountains, was seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02521:
Eruption from High Latitude Caldera Viewed by the Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS)
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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 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 2000-05-18 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 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 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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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This is the first-ever map of temperatures over large areas of Io's night-side, obtained with the photopolarimeter-radiometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during flybys of Io in November 1999 and February 2000.
PIA02548:
Temperature Map of Io's Night Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image compares temperatures at the volcano Loki, the most powerful volcano on Io, seen by the photopolarimeter-radiometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its October 1999 flyby of Jupiter's moon Io, and its February 2000 flyby.
PIA02549:
Temperature Comparison at Loki
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Changes in the volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io can be seen in these three views, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its three flybys of Io in October 1999, November 1999 and February 2000.
PIA02558:
Myriad of Hot Spots on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image shows the Chaac region, on Jupiter's moon Io, viewed by two instruments on NASA's spacecraft Galileo during the flyby on February 22, 2000. On the left is an image taken by Galileo's onboard camera.
PIA02559:
Sulphur Dioxide on the Chaac Region of Io
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