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Europa's Jupiter-facing hemisphere

Europa's Jupiter-facing hemisphere

NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona / Don Davis

Europa's Jupiter-facing hemisphere
This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Europa that faces Jupiter. It was obtained by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999 during its 25th orbit of Jupiter at a distance of 94,000 kilometers. The highest resolution images are ~1 km/pixel. Lower resolution context was provided by images acquired during earlier Galileo orbits at resolutions of 7 and 13 kilometers. North is to the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the left. The image, centered at 0 latitude and 10 longitude, covers an area approximately 2,500 by 3,000 kilometers.

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

Original image data dated on or about November 25, 1999

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