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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-18 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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 1999-09-30 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 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 2000-04-19 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 2000-07-10 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image reveals the scar of a past major impact of a comet or small asteroid on Europa's surface. A city-sized impact crater was viewed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA02561:
Europa Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Europa, a moon of Jupiter, appears as a thick crescent in this enhanced-color image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 1995. The view combines images taken in violet, green and near-infrared filters in 1998 and 1995.
PIA02590:
Europa's Frozen Surface
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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 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 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 2013-04-12 Europa Galileo
Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This graphic of Jupiter's moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and chemical contents of ice deposits.
PIA16921:
Energy From Above Affecting Surface of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-25 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This enhanced color image shows cracks and ridges on Europa's surface that reveal a detailed geologic history. The view was captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 2, 1999.
PIA17737:
Cracks and Ridges on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-11 Europa Galileo
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This artist's concept shows a possible explosion resulting from a high-speed collision between a space rock and Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA17657:
Hit Hard: Possible Collision at Europa (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-11 Europa Galileo
Near Infra-Red Mapping Spectrometer
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This image, using data from NASA's Galileo mission, shows the first detection of clay-like minerals on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA17658:
Clay Prints on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-08 Europa Galileo
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This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.
PIA17851:
3-D Cilix Crater on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-08 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.
PIA18413:
Reddish Bands on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-08 Europa Galileo
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Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the subduction process.
PIA18428:
Plate Tectonics on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-21 Europa Galileo
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The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s.
PIA19048:
Europa's Stunning Surface
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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 2017-04-13 Europa Galileo
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These images of the surface of the Jovian moon Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, focus on a 'region of interest' on the icy moon.
PIA21444:
Europa's Plumes Located near 'Warm Spot' on Europa
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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 2020-05-01 Europa Galileo
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This newly reprocessed image of Jupiter's moon Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Sept. 26, 1998, reveals details of diverse surface features.
PIA23871:
Chaos Transition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-01 Europa Galileo
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa features a widely varied landscape, including ridges, bands, small rounded domes and disrupted spaces that geologists called chaos terrain.
PIA23872:
Crisscrossing Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-01 Europa Galileo
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This image of Europa shows a region of blocky chaos terrain, where the surface has broken apart into many smaller chaos blocks that are surrounded by featureless matrix material.
PIA23873:
Chaos Near Agenor Linea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Europa Europa Clipper
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s.
PIA20025:
Europa Clipper Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
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NASA's Europa Clipper, depicted in this illustration that was updated in December 2020, will swoop around Jupiter on an elliptical path, dipping close to its moon Europa on each flyby to collect data.
PIA24321:
Europa Clipper Spacecraft (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
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Technicians at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center check the fit of the cylinders of the propulsion module core of NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft on Oct. 15, 2020.
PIA24322:
Stacked Cylinders: Europa Clipper Propulsion Module
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory test an engineering model of a high-frequency (HF) radar antenna that makes up part of NASA's Europa Clipper radar instrument on Dec. 17, 2019.
PIA24323:
Europa Clipper REASON Testing on the Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
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Technicians and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory work together on Sept. 12, 2019, to bond thermal tubing to a panel built for NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
PIA24324:
Europa Clipper's Thermal Tubing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
Europa Imaging System - Wide Angle
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An engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) works with an engineering model of part of the Europa Imaging System (EIS) that will fly aboard NASA's Europa Clipper.
PIA24325:
Europa Clipper's Europa Imaging System in the Works
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS)
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Pictured in a clean room at APL are NASA's Europa Clipper's recently assembled Faraday cup sensors and instrument housings in two configurations.
PIA24327:
Faraday Cups Up Close: NASA's Europa Clipper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
Europa Imaging System - Narrow Angle
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Included in the payload of science instruments for NASA's Europa Clipper is the Europa Imaging System (EIS) Narrow Angle Camera (NAC).
PIA24328:
Europa Imaging System Narrow Angle Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
Europa Imaging System - Wide Angle
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Included in the payload of science instruments for NASA's Europa Clipper is the Europa Imaging System (EIS) Wide Angle Camera (WAC).
PIA24329:
Europa Imaging System Wide Angle Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Europa Clipper
Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS)
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In this photo, the Plasma Instrument Calibration Chamber at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, recreates the plasma environments that PIMS and other instruments will encounter in space.
PIA24330:
Preparing NASA's Europa Clipper's Plasma Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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One moment in an ancient, orbital dance is caught in this color picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 7, 2000, just as two of Jupiter's four major moons, Europa and Callisto, were nearly perfectly aligned with each other.
PIA02861:
Europa and Callisto under the Watchful Gaze of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-13 Europa 6060x3000x3
Scientists are all but certain that Europa has an ocean underneath its icy surface, but they do not know how thick this ice might be. This artist concept illustrates two possible cut-away views through Europa's ice shell.
PIA10131:
Thick or Thin Ice Shell on Europa? (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-13 Europa 637x361x3
In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo
PIA10149:
Europa Tide Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-05 Europa 2550x3300x3
Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from its global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.
PIA16826:
Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-07 Europa 4096x2304x3
This artist's concept shows a simulated view from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Europa's potentially rough, icy surface, tinged with reddish areas that scientists hope to learn more about.
PIA17043:
Simulated View from Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-08 Europa 3900x1784x3
This artist's rendering illustrates a conceptual design for a potential future mission to land a robotic probe on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA21048:
Europa Lander Mission Concept (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-14 Europa 4488x5960x3
Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface.
PIA21922:
Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-23 Europa 3026x2049x3
This artist's rendering illustrates that radiation from Jupiter can destroy molecules on Europa's surface. Material from Europa's ocean that ends up on the surface of Europa will be bombarded by radiation.
PIA22479:
Radiation on Europa (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-09 Europa 1600x900x3
This illustration of Jupiter's moon Europa shows how the icy surface may glow on its nightside, the side facing away from the Sun. Variations in the glow and the color of the glow itself could reveal information about the composition of ice on Europa's su
PIA24028:
Night on Europa (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-13 Europa 3840x2160x3
This illustration of Jupiter's icy moon Europa depicts a cryovolcanic eruption in which brine from within the icy shell could blast into space. A new model proposing this process may also shed light on plumes on other icy bodies.
PIA24029:
Briny Plumes on Europa (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-25 Europa 700x665x3
This illustration depicts scientists' findings about what the interior of Jupiter's moon Europa may look like.
PIA24477:
Europa: Potential Volcanoes on the Seafloor
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.265 MB)     JPEG (65.87 kB)
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