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Examples of a trough, ridge, and band on Europa

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Examples of a trough, ridge, and band on Europa High resolution images of the highly fractured icy surface of Europa. These images were taken by the Galileo spacecraft. The above images highlight the three most common morphologies of cycloids on Europa (a) trough (b) ridge (c) band.

NASA / JPL / Marshall and Kattenhorn

Original image data dated on or about January 1, 1999


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