Europa in color: trailing hemisphere
The filters used for this image cover a broader range of the spectrum than human eyes can see. Only the green channel was returned at full resolution; the other color data was returned at half-resolution. Galileo was 725,000 kilometers from Europa when it took this image, at a phase angle of 27 degrees. Image scale is 7.3 kilometers per pixel.
Copyright holder: Ted Stryk
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