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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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This image, acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 22, 2000, is the highest resolution image ever taken of Io. The resolution is 5.2 meters (18 feet) per picture element.
PIA02556:
Highest-Resolution Picture of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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Detail of one of the calderas, or collapsed volcanic craters, on Jupiter's moon Io, is seen in these images acquired on February 22, 2000by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Taken from a distance of 700 to 800 kilometers (roughly 400 to 500 miles).
PIA02551:
Snapshots of Chaac: Io's Calderas Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-31 Io Galileo
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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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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 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
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
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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 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The Culann Patera volcano on Jupiter's moon Io was observed by the near-infrared mapping spectrometer instrument onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its Io flyby on Nov. 25, 1999.
PIA02544:
Culann Patera/NIMS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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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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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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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
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Io Galileo
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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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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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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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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 2000-04-19 Io Galileo
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Volcanic calderas, lava flows and cliffs are seen in this false color image of a region near the south pole of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, created by combining a black and white image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft with lower resolution color images.
PIA02534:
Terrain near Io's South Pole, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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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 2000-03-06 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 2000-03-06 Io Galileo
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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 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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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 1999-12-17 Io Galileo
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This mosaic of images collected by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1999 shows a fountain of lava spewing above the surface of Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02525:
Interpreted Lava Fountains on Io
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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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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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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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This image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its close flyby of Jupiter's moon Io shows some curious mountains. The Sun is illuminating the scene from the left, and because it is setting, exaggerates the shadows cast by the mountains.
PIA02520:
Mountains on Io
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This mosaic of images collected by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1999 shows a fountain of lava spewing above the surface of Jupiter's moon Io.
PIA02519:
Lava Fountains on Io
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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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This pair of images depicts the magic worked by JPL engineers to repair radiation damage to images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft camera during an October 10 close flyby of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
PIA02517:
Reconstruction of Scrambled Io Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-19 Io Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image is the highest-resolution thermal, or heat image, ever made of Amirani, a large volcano on Jupiter's moon Io. It was taken on Oct. 10, 1999, by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Amirani is on the side of Io that permanently faces away from Jupiter.
PIA02516:
Galileo NIMS Observes Amirani
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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 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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Unusual mountains on Jupiter's moon Io are shown in these images that were captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its close Io flyby. The top four pictures show four different mountains at resolutions of about 500 meters per picture element.
PIA02513:
Collapsing Mountains on Io
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This collage of images shows the dizzying rate of geologic activity at one of the many erupting volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io, as viewed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during the closest-ever Io flyby on October 10, 1999.
PIA02512:
Ongoing Geologic Activity at Prometheus Volcano, Io
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The volcano Pele glows in the night in this close-up image of Jupiter's moon Io, obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the closest-ever Io flyby on October 10, 1999. Only surfaces hotter than 600 degrees Celsius are visible in this image.
PIA02511:
Pele's Hot Caldera Margin
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Brightly glowing lava from the volcano Pele is seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it receded from its close flyby of Jupiter's moon Io in October, 1999.
PIA02510:
Pele's Glow
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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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This is a high-resolution image of part of Prometheus, an active volcano on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io. The image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 10, 1999, during its close flyby of Io.
PIA02508:
Galileo Discovers Caldera at Prometheus Volcano, Io
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The highest resolution image ever of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, (the black and white image at top), was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 10, 1999, from an altitude of 617 kilometers (417 miles).
PIA02507:
Highest Resolution Image Ever Obtained of Io
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This pair of volcanic features on Jupiter's moon Io represents the longest active lava flow known to exist in our solar system. This image, one of the highest resolution pictures ever taken of Io, was obtained by NASA s Galileo spacecraft on July 3, 1999.
PIA02506:
Amirani-Maui: Longest Known Active Lava Flow in the Solar System
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The volcano called Prometheus, found on Jupiter's moon Io, could be called the Old Faithful of the outer solar system, because its volcanic plume has been visible every time it has been observed since 1979. Image obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02505:
Close-up of Prometheus, Io (color)
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A volcano named Zamama on Jupiter's moon Io has recently changed in appearance as seen in this pair of images of Io acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached Io in preparation for a close flyby.
PIA02504:
Close-up of Zamama, Io (Color)
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This set of four images, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows a sequence of volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io over the last two years.
PIA02503:
Migrating Volcanic Plumes on Io
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A plume of gas and particles is ejected some 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) above the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io in this color image, recently taken by NASAšs Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02502:
Masubi Plume on Io
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Dramatic changes have occurred at the volcanically active Pillan Patera region of Jupiter's moon Io over the past three years, as seen in this set of three images taken by NASAšs Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02501:
Changes at Pillan Patera
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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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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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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a mosaic of Buto Facula, a so-called 'palimpsest' situated in Marius Regio on Jupiter's largest satellite Ganymede. Palimpsests are bright, nearly circular patches, believed to be remnant impact features.
PIA01659:
Buto Facula - A Palimpsest on Ganymede
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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 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 1999-09-30 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 1999-09-27 Jupiter Galileo
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The mosaic of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter from NASA's Galileo orbiter was taken over an 80 second interval beginning at universal time 14 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds, on June 26, 1996.
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Mosaic of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (in the near infrared)
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io on July 3, 1999 during its closest pass by Io since it entered orbit around Jupiter in December 1995.
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Closeups of Io (false color)
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's moon Io on 3 July 1999 during its closest pass to Io since orbit insertion in late 1995.
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Global image of Io (false color)
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter's moon Io on 3 July 1999 during its closest pass to Io since orbit insertion in late 1995.
PIA02308:
Global image of Io (true color)
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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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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.
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Clouds and Hazes of Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere
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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.
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Cloud Features North of Jupiter's Equator
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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.
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Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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These two observations, taken one hour apart, illustrate the winds around a white oval on Jupiter which is the result of the historic merger of two classic white ovals at 33 degrees south planetocentric latitude. Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
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Dynamics after Historic Merger of Storms on Jupiter Animation Icon
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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.
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Model of Europa's Subsurface Structure
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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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This global view of Jupiter's moon, Io, was obtained during the tenth orbit of Jupiter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Io, which is slightly larger than Earth's moon, is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
PIA01667:
Io's Pele Hemisphere After Pillan Changes
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft took this global view of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede's trailing side in March, 1988. The colors are enhanced to emphasize color differences.
PIA01666:
Ganymede's Trailing Hemisphere
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The anaglyph shows Pwyll crater on Jupiter's icy satellite Europa, captured by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
PIA01665:
Red-Blue Three Dimensional View of Pwyll crater
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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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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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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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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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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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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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This mosaic of an area just southeast of the Tyre multi-ring structure on Jupiter's moon Europa combines two sets of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Features in this area include pits, plains, and regions of chaotic terrain.
PIA01653:
Rugged Terrain on Europa
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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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Jupiter's white oval storms before and after their historic merger in 1998. Three classic white ovals which formed in the 1930's have occupied the band from 31 to 35 degrees south planetocentric latitude ever since. Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01650:
Historic Merger of Storms on Jupiter
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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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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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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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Agenor Linea is an unusual feature on Jupiter's icy moon Europa since it is brighter than its surroundings while most of Europa's ridges and bands are relatively dark. High resolution images of Agenor Linea captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01646:
Agenor Linea at High Resolution
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The mosaic on the right of the south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the northern 290 kilometers of a strike-slip fault named Astypalaea Linea. The entire fault is about 810 kilometers (500 miles) long.
PIA01645:
The San Andreas Fault and a Strike-slip Fault on Europa
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This mosaic of the south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows the northern 290 kilometers of a strike-slip fault named Astypalaea Linea.  The entire fault is about 810 kilometers (500 miles) long.
PIA01644:
San Andreas-sized Strike-slip Fault on Europa
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This view of the south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa shows part of a gray band that formed as plates on the icy surface separated and material filled in the widening gap. North is to the top of this picture from by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01643:
A Record of Crustal Movement on Europa
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These cracks and ridges in the south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa have been rotated into sigmoidal or 'S' shapes by the motion of Astypalaea Linea, a strike-slip fault in the moon's icy surface. Images were captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01642:
Cracks and Ridges Distorted by Europan Fault Motion
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This 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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During its examination of the asteroid Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida.
PIA00333:
Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced Color
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This artist's concept, a cutaway view of Jupiter's moon Callisto, is based on recent data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft which indicates a salty ocean may lie beneath Callisto's icy crust.
PIA01478:
Callisto Cutaway with Ocean (Artist's Concept)
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Jupiter's White Ovals
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Jupiter's White Ovals
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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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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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