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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 2nd orbit of Jupiter, on September 7, 1996.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

 The filters used for this image cover a broader range of the spectrum than human eyes can see. Galileo was 678,000 kilometers from Europa when it took this image, at a phase angle of just 2 degrees. Image scale is 6.9 kilometers per pixel.

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about September 7, 1996

 

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