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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Pulling apart Phaidra Linea

Filed under Jupiter's moons, pretty pictures, Europa, Galileo, animation

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Pulling apart Phaidra Linea Phaidra Linea and other, similar bands on Europa can be reconstructed to reunite geologic features, demonstrating that these kinds of bands are "pull-apart" boundaries, where the surface has fractured, opened up, and new crust formed.

NASA / JPL / Prockter et al 2002 / Linda Martel

Original image data dated on or about November 6, 1997

 

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will: 03/24/2014 01:21 CDT

Europa has to be one of the more fascinating places in the solar system to explore, it seems strange to me that we haven't had an European rover in the works yet. I know we've had a few flyby's but is it true the radiation Jupiter emits is too much for a robotic craft to land on it's surface and operate any length of time? Is anyone doing any real work to solve this problem?

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