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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Europa in color: trailing hemisphere

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

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Europa in color: trailing hemisphere Galileo captured this global view of Europa on its 10th orbit of Jupiter, on September 19, 1997.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

 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.

Original image data dated on or about September 19, 1997.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ted Stryk


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