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Europan lenticulae

Europan lenticulae

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NASA / JPL / UA / Jason Perry

Europan lenticulae
Jason Perry's version of the Galileo mosaic "19ESRHADAM01," captured on Europa on February 1, 1999.

The mosaic had been intended to cover Rhadamanthys Linea, but the frames fell slightly off target so that only their southern corners overlapped the linear feature. Instead, the mosaic covered a region covered with lenticulae, features that are interpreted to result from convection within Europa's solid ice shell.

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: Jason Perry

Original image data dated on or about February 1, 1999

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