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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 1998-05-08 Callisto Galileo
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Four views of Jupiter's second largest moon, Callisto, highlight how increasing resolutions enable interpretation of the surface. North is to the top of these frames which were taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01297:
View of Callisto at Increasing Resolutions
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-08 Callisto Galileo
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Jupiter's icy moon Callisto is shown in approximate natural color (left) and in false color to enhance subtle color variations (right). These color images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01298:
Global Color Variations on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-08 Io Galileo
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This composite includes the four largest moons of Jupiter which are known as the Galilean satellites. Shown from left to right are Io, closest to Jupiter, followed by Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
PIA01299:
The Galilean Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-08 Io Galileo
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In this family portrait the four largest moons of Jupiter are shown to scale in increasing distance from Jupiter are (left to right) Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo in November, 1997.
PIA01400:
The Galilean Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
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This complex area on the side of Europa which faces away from Jupiter shows several types of features which are formed by disruptions of Europa's icy crust. North is to the top of the image, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01401:
Scrambled Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
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This composite view taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the rim and interior of the impact crater, Mannann'an, on Jupiter's moon, Europa.
PIA01402:
Mannann'an Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
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This mosaic of the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's moon, Europa, clearly indicates relatively recent resurfacing of Europa's surface. The background image in this picture was taken during NASA's Galileo spacecraft's sixth orbit of Jupiter.
PIA01403:
A Closer Look at Chaos on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
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This high resolution view captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the Conamara Chaos region on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. This image reveals craters which range in size from about 30 meters to over 450 meters in diameter.
PIA01404:
Small Craters on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
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This view taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft of Jupiter's icy moon Europa focuses on a dark, smooth region whose center is the lowest area in this image. To the west, it is bounded by a cliff and terraces, which might have been formed by normal faulting.
PIA01405:
A Dark Spot on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-21 Europa Galileo
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During the two year Galileo Europa Mission (GEM), NASA's Galileo spacecraft will focus intensively on Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa. This montage shows samples of some of the features that will be imaged during eight successive orbits.
PIA01407:
Europa Imaging Highlights During GEM
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-02 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This is the highest resolution color picture taken so far of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The fiery satellite is seen against a backdrop of Jupiter's cloud tops, which appear blue in this false-color composite.
PIA01604:
Close-up color view of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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When NASA's two Voyager spacecraft passed through the Jupiter system in 1979, they captured many high resolution images of the Galilean satellites. One primary objective of NASA's Galileo mission was to acquire images of areas that Voyager could not see.
PIA01606:
Completing a Global Map of Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an oblique view of two fresh impact craters in bright grooved terrain near the north pole of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede.
PIA01609:
Fresh Impact Craters on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a chain of craters named Enki Catena on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. This chain of 13 craters probably formed by a comet which was pulled into pieces by Jupiter's gravity as it passed too close to the planet.
PIA01610:
Anatomy of a Torn Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the dark ray crater Kittu on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Kittu is seen in approximately true color, as imaged with the Galileo camera's violet, one micrometer, and near infrared filters.
PIA01611:
Kittu Dark Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows dark terrain of Nicholson Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. On the left is a crater that has been torn apart by tectonic forces.
PIA01612:
A Tumultuous Past for Ganymede's Dark Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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View of Nicholson Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, showing heavily fractured dark terrain and a lane of smooth bright terrain. North is to the top of this image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01613:
Fractures in Nicholson Regio
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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NASA's Galileo imaging camera targeted an area in Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Images obtained in 1979 by NASA's Voyager spacecraft showed that the area contained curvilinear and arcuate scarps or cliffs.
PIA01614:
"Calderas" on Ganymede?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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A swath of grooved terrain named Erech Sulcus cuts north-south across the ancient dark terrain of Marius Regio. Mosaic images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01615:
Swaths of Grooved Terrain on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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View of a boundary between bright and dark terrain at the southern border of Galileo Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Image was taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01616:
Highly Fractured Dark and Bright Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a highly fractured lane of grooved terrain, Lagash Sulcus, which runs through an area of heavily cratered dark terrain within Marius Regio on Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
PIA01617:
Marius Regio, Ganymede
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View of the Tiamat Sulcus region on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, imaged just after local sunrise. The illumination from such a low sun angle highlights the grooved topography of Tiamat. Image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01619:
Morning in Tiamat Sulcus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image is a computer-generated perspective view of ridges in the Uruk Sulcus region of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Image was taken on September 6, 1996 by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01620:
Perspective View of Bright Ridges in Uruk Sulcus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 Amalthea Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These are the best images of the small inner satellites of Jupiter taken by the solid state imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft. From left to right and in order of decreasing distance to Jupiter are Thebe, Amalthea, Adrastea, and Metis.
PIA01625:
Scale Comparison of the Inner Small Satellites of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
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This fascinating region of Jupiter's icy moon, Callisto, shows the transition from the inner part of an enormous impact basin, Asgard, to the outer 'surrounding plains.' Image obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01629:
Textured Terrain in Callisto's Asgard Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
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This high resolution image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft of Jupiter's icy moon, Callisto, shows two, probably related, phenomena that were quite surprising to planetary scientists. First, a dark, mobile blanket of material covers Callisto's surface.
PIA01631:
So few Small Craters on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
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This portion of the surface of Callisto, Jupiter's second largest moon, contains an immensely varied crater landscape. Image obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its tenth orbit of Jupiter.
PIA01632:
Callisto's Varied Crater Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic shows the Tyre multi-ring structure which is thought to have been formed by a large impact onto Jupiter's moon Europa. Images obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01633:
The Tyre multi-ring Structure on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Views of Jupiter's moon Io in the eclipse of the large planet's shadow are color coded so blue to yellow to red represents increasing brightness. Image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft indicate that the lava at Pillan Patera exceeded 1,700 degrees kelvin.
PIA01635:
Io in Eclipse reveals High Temperature Hot Spots
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Jupiter Galileo
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This view shows lightning storms in three different locations (panels 1, 2, and 3) on Jupiter's night side. Each panel shows multiple lightning strikes, coming from different parts of the same storm. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01636:
Changing Lightning Storms on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Io Galileo
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This view of Jupiter's moon Io in eclipse was acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft while the moon was in Jupiter's shadow. Gases above the satellite's surface produced a ghostly glow that could be seen at visible wavelengths (red, green, and violet).
PIA01637:
Io's Aurorae
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This picture highlights a convective storm (left panel) and the associated lightning (right panels) in Jupiter's atmosphere. The images were taken by the solid state imaging camera system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft at a range of 1.1 million kilometers.
PIA01638:
Jovian Lightning and the Daytime Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This false-color picture of a convective thunderstorm 10,000 kilometers (6,218 miles) northwest of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on June 26, 1996.
PIA01639:
Water Cloud Thunderstorm Northwest of Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Europa Galileo
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This view of Jupiter's icy moon Europa from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a region shaped like a mitten that has a texture similar to the matrix of chaotic terrain, which is seen in images of numerous locations across Europa's surface.
PIA01640:
Mitten shaped region of Chaotic Terrain on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-24 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This mosaic of a region in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon, Europa, displays many of the features which are typical on the satellite's icy surface. The images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01641:
Double Ridges, Dark Spots, and Smooth Icy Plains on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
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Agenor Linea is an unusually bright, white band on Jupiter's icy moon Europa. This mosaic from NASA's Galileo spacecraft uses color images to 'paint' high resolution images of Agenor, and then places the colorized images within lower resolution images.
PIA01647:
Agenor Linea in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This composite of Jupiter's icy moon Callisto combines data from two orbits showing several types of impact craters. North is to the top of the picture; the sun illuminates the surface from the east. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01648:
Impact Craters on Icy Callisto: Doh Crater and Asgard
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These images of Callisto, the outermost of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, reveal a surface characterized by impact craters. The global view (lower left) is dominated by a large bulls-eye feature. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01649:
The Valhalla Multi-ring Structure on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Io Galileo
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These four views of Jupiter's moon Io clearly show airborne plumes of gas and dust from two of Io's active volcanoes, Zamama and Prometheus. The bottom row consists of enlargements of the plume areas. Images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01652:
Sequence Showing Active Volcanic Plumes on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
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This three dimensional effect is created by superimposing images of Jupiter's moon, Europa, which were taken from two slightly different perspectives. The images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01654:
Rugged Terrain on Europa in 3-D Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Jupiter Galileo
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. These images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01655:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
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These images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show a comparison of the surfaces of the three icy Galilean satellites, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, scaled to a common resolution of 150 meters per picture element (pixel).
PIA01656:
Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto: Surface Comparison at High Spatial Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
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This single-frame image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows crater Tindr on Jupiter's satellite Callisto, the moon with the oldest surface of the four so-called 'Galilean' satellites (of which Callisto is also most distant from Jupiter).
PIA01657:
Crater Tindr on Callisto - an Oblique Impact?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Ganymede Galileo
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows crater Neith, an unusual impact structure about 160 km (100 miles) in diameter, situated on Jupiter's largest satellite, Ganymede.
PIA01658:
Dome Crater Neith on Jupiter's Satellite Ganymede
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This image shows a Galileo high-resolution mosaic of craters Gula (top) and Achelous (bottom), projected on a lower-resolution background of image data that were obtained in the late 70s by the NASA Voyager spacecraft.
PIA01660:
Pedestal Craters Gula and Achelous on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
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The picture compares four large impact structures on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Clockwise, from top left, are Pwyll, Cilix, Tyre, and Mannann'an. All images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01661:
Large Impact Structures on Europa
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This shaded relief highlights relative elevations around Cilix crater on Jupiter's moon, Europa. This picture from NASA's Galileo spacecraft was created by shading a model of the surface with the brightnesses resulting from artificial illumination.
PIA01662:
Topography Around Europa's Cilix Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This global mosaic shows the highest resolution Galileo images available of Jupiter's moon, Io. Images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01663:
Highest Resolution Mosaic of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
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These images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveal the dramatic topography of Europa's icy crust. North is to the right. An east-west running double ridge with a deep intervening trough cuts across older background plains and the darker wedge shaped band.
PIA01664:
Three Dimensional View of Double Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Io Galileo
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These views of the key volcanic centers on Jupiter's moon, Io, merge color data with higher resolution mosaics. Images were obtained with the green, violet, and 756 micrometer filters of the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01668:
Key Volcanic Centers on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
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These artist's drawings depict two proposed models of the subsurface structure of the Jovian moon, Europa. Geologic features on the surface were imaged by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01669:
Model of Europa's Subsurface Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-27 Jupiter Galileo
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Cloud features north of Jupiter's equator, in the region between 3 and 30 degrees north latitude, are shown in approximately true color (left mosaic) and in false color (right mosaic). The images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02097:
Cloud Features North of Jupiter's Equator
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The clouds and hazes of Jupiter's southern hemisphere, in the region between 25 degrees south latitude and the pole, are shown in approximately true color (left mosaic) and in false color (right mosaic). The images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02098:
Clouds and Hazes of Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-27 Europa Galileo
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Thera and Thrace are two dark, reddish regions of enigmatic terrain that disrupt the older icy ridged plains on Jupiter's moon Europa. North is toward the top of the mosaic obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02099:
Thera and Thrace on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-17 Io Galileo
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This image of Jupiter's moon Io, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999, shows a bright lava flow with a distinct dark channel in the middle.
PIA02518:
Bright Channelized Lava Flows on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-17 Io Galileo
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This false-color infrared image of the Sunlit disk of Jupiter's moon Io was taken at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, a few hours after a November 25, 1999 close Io flyby by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02522:
Earth-Based Observations of a Fire Fountain on Io
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These false-color images of Io and Jupiter were taken with the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as part of a campaign to support closeup Io observations by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02523:
Earth-based images of the Fall 1999 Loki Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-17 Io Galileo
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Like a terrestrial weather map, this map made by the photopolarimeter-radiometer onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows how temperatures vary across the surface of Jupiter's moon Io. In this case temperatures are due to volcanic activity, not weather.
PIA02524:
Galileo PPR Temperature Maps of Loki in October 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-06 Io Galileo
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This picture of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io combines high-resolution black and white images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 10, 1999, with lower resolution color images taken by Galileo on July 3, 1999.
PIA02526:
Ionian Mountains and Calderas, in Color
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The Zal Patera region of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io is shown in this combination of high-resolution black and white images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999 and lower resolution color images taken by Galileo on July 3, 1999.
PIA02527:
Zal Patera, Io, in color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-06 Europa Galileo
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This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Jupiter's moon Europa that faces the giant planet. It was obtained by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the spacecrafts 25th orbit of Jupiter.
PIA02528:
Europa's Jupiter-Facing Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Amalthea Galileo
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A montage of images of the small inner moons of Jupiter from the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the best views obtained of these moons during Galileo's 11th orbit around the giant planet in November 1997.
PIA02530:
Jupiter Small Satellite Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Amalthea Galileo
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These images of the inner Jovian moons Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis (left to right), taken in January 2000 by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft, are the highest-resolution images ever obtained of these small, irregularly shaped satellites.
PIA02531:
Best images yet of Thebe, Amalthea and Metis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-24 Amalthea Galileo
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These two images of Jupiter's small, irregularly shaped moon Amalthea, obtained by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft, form a 'stereo pair' that helps scientists determine this moon's shape and the topography of its surface features.
PIA02532:
Bright Streak on Amalthea
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Lava flows similar to those found in Hawaii are seen in the black and white image at top, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. It is one of the highest resolution images ever obtained of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
PIA02533:
Highest Resolution of Lava Flows on Io
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Culann Patera, one of the most colorful volcanic centers on Io, is the centerpiece of this mosaic of the best high-resolution, color view of Io yet returned by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02535:
Culann Patera, Io, in False Color
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This very high resolution mosaic shows the complex collection of lava flows, pits, domes, and possibly rafted plates of lava on Io. The images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 11, 1999 during its 24th orbit.
PIA02536:
1997 Lava Flows Near Pillan Patera, Io
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This mosaic of images shows a portion of a long lava flow that appeared during the 17 years between flybys of Io by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft. Images are high resolution and were acquired by Galileo on October 11, 1999 during its 24th orbit.
PIA02537:
Lava Flows at Zamama, Io
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These images illustrate just how quickly the surface of Io is changing. The image on the left shows lava flows from the volcano Prometheus as seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 11, 1999 on its 24th orbit (I24).
PIA02538:
Changes Observed in Just 4.5 Months at Prometheus, Io
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft observed this volcano, Emakong Patera, a large, dark caldera from which numerous bright flows extend out in all directions. Unlike many of the other volcanoes on Io, high-temperature material has never been observed at Emakong.
PIA02539:
Bright Lava Flows at Emakong Patera, Io
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired the images in this mosaic of Hi-iaka Patera (the irregularly shaped, dark depression at the center of the image) and two nearby mountains on November 25, 1999 during its 25th orbit.
PIA02540:
Rifting at Hi'iaka Patera, Io?
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft caught this volcanic eruption in action on Jupiter's moon Io on November 25, 1999. This mosaic shows Tvashtar Catena, a chain of calderas, in enhanced color.
PIA02545:
Eruption at Tvashtar Catena, Io, in Color
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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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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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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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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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An active volcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Io was captured in this image taken on February 22, 2000 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Tvashtar Catena, a chain of giant volcanic calderas, where an energetic eruption caught in action in November 1999.
PIA02550:
Ongoing Volcanic Eruption at Tvashtar Catena, Io
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This stereo image illustrates the topography of the Tvashtar Catena region on Jupiter's moon Io. It was created by combining two different views of Tvashtar taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999 and February 22, 2000.
PIA02552:
Stereo Image of Tvashtar Catena, Io
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This stereo image of Jupiter's moon Io shows the topography of a region on Io that includes the Zal Patera feature and a mountain or plateau that borders it to the west. It was created by combining two different views taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02553:
Stereo Image of Zal Patera and Neighboring Mountain, Io
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows one of many mountains on Jupiter's moon Io. The image was made by combining a recent high-resolution, black and white image with earlier low-resolution color data to provide a high-resolution, color view.
PIA02554:
Colorized View of Zal Region, Io
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This mosaic of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000 shows three mountains and two lava-filled depressions in the Shamshu region of Jupiter's moon Io. The dark oval feature is a depression that has been resurfaced by lava flows.
PIA02555:
Shamshu Mons and Patera, Io
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The margin of the lava flow field associated with the Prometheus volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io is seen in this image, acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000. The image has a resolution of 12 meters (39 feet) per picture element.
PIA02557:
Lava Flows and Ridged Plains at Prometheus, Io
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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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This mosaic of images acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000, shows the highest resolution view ever obtained of the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, 5 to 6 meters (16 to 20 feet) per picture element.
PIA02562:
Very High Resolution View of Io's Surface
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A hot, active volcanic crater named Camaxtli Patera (large feature to the right) is shown in this image of Jupiter's moon Io taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000.
PIA02563:
Camaxtli Patera, An Active Volcanic Center on Io
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This composite of images, all acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, contains three views at three different image resolutions of the volcano Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io. The upper mosaic consists of eight high-resolution frames.
PIA02564:
Io's Prometheus Volcano at Various Resolutions
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This mosaic combines images collected in February 2000 and the summer of 1999 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft to highlight new details of the longest active lava flow known in the solar system.
PIA02567:
Giant Lava Flow on Io, in Color
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This high-resolution mosaic of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows lava flows, bright streaks, and ridged plains at the northern margin of the lava flow field at the volcanic center Prometheus on Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02568:
Galileo Takes a Close-up Look at Prometheus
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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The first discrete ammonia ice cloud positively identified on Jupiter is shown in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Ammonia ice is shown in clouds to the northwest of the Great Red Spot.
PIA02569:
Ammonia Ice near Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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Impact craters dominate the surface down to the smallest features visible on the dark terrain of the Nicholson Regio region of Jupiter's moon Ganymede in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02571:
Ganymede Dark Terrain at High Resolution
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The area of Nicholson Regio and Arbela Sulcus illustrates many of the diverse terrain types on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, as seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02572:
Region of Ganymede with Mix of Terrains
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This view of the Nicholson Regio/Arbela Sulcus region on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows the stark contrast between the smooth bright terrain and the surrounding highly fractured dark terrain.
PIA02573:
Regional View of Bright and Dark Terrain
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This frame compares a high-resolution view of Arbela Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede (top) with the gray band Thynia Linea on another Jovian moon, Europa (bottom), shown to the same scale. Both images are from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02574:
Ganymede Feature Resembling Europa
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This image, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows a same-scale comparison between Arbela Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede (left) and an unnamed band on another Jovian moon, Europa (right).
PIA02575:
Comparison of Ganymede and Europa features
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This view of Arbela Sulcus, a 24-kilometer-wide (15-mile-wide) region of furrows and ridges on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, shows its relationship to the dark terrain surrounding it. NASA's Galileo spacecraft took these pictures during its flyby of Ganymede.
PIA02576:
Perspective view of Arbela Sulcus, Ganymede
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The ancient, dark terrain of Nicholson Regio shows many large impact craters, and zones of fractures oriented generally parallel to the boundary between the dark and bright regions of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02577:
Bright-Dark Terrain Boundary, Ganymede
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The boundary between the bright terrain of Harpagia Sulcus and dark terrain of Nicholson Regio areas of Jupiter's moon Ganymede springs out when viewed through red/blue 3-D glasses, in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it flew by Ganymede.
PIA02578:
Bright-Dark Terrain Boundary in stereo
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These images, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on its May 20, 2000, flyby of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, illustrate the boundary and different elevations between the dark, ancient terrain of Nicholson Regio and bright, younger terrain of Harpagia Sulcus.
PIA02579:
Bright-dark boundary and topographical model
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The highest-resolution images ever obtained of Jupiter's moon Ganymede show that even smooth-looking terrain has been deformed at a fine scale. The high-resolution image taken of the bright Harpagia Sulcus area by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during a flyby.
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Not-so-smooth Bright Terrain of Harpagia Sulcus
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