Highest-resolution global view of Europa
The image is a mosaic of five different pointings. The filters used for this image cover a broader range of the spectrum than human eyes can see. Galileo was 143,000 kilometers from Europa when it took this image, at a phase angle of 77 degrees. Image scale is 1.5 kilometers per pixel. The area shown is primarily the anti-jovian, trailing hemisphere.
Original image data dated on or about March 29, 1988.
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