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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Europa on Galileo orbit G2

Filed under Jupiter's moons, Europa, pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing

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Europa on Galileo orbit G2 This optical navigation ("opnav") image of Europa was acquired by the Galileo Solid State Imaging Experiment (SSI) in September 1996. Most of the Galileo opnav images like this one are very small due to the deployment failure of the spacecraft's high gain antenna, which severely limited the amount of data that could be transmitted back to Earth.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about September 1, 1996

 

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