The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Pulling apart Phaidra Linea
Filed under Jupiter's moons, pretty pictures, Europa, Galileo, animation
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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