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Highest-resolution global view of Europa

Highest-resolution global view of Europa

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Ted Stryk

Highest-resolution global view of Europa
Galileo captured this view of Europa on its 14th orbit of Jupiter, on March 29, 1998.

 The image is a mosaic of five different pointings. The filters used for this image cover a broader range of the spectrum than human eyes can see. Galileo was 143,000 kilometers from Europa when it took this image, at a phase angle of 77 degrees. Image scale is 1.5 kilometers per pixel. The area shown is primarily the anti-jovian, trailing hemisphere.

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: Ted Stryk

Original image data dated on or about March 29, 1998

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