Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Europa in color: trailing hemisphere (Galileo, 19 September 1997)

Europa in color: trailing hemisphere (Galileo, 19 September 1997)
Europa in color: trailing hemisphere (Galileo, 19 September 1997) Galileo captured this global view of Europa on its 10th orbit of Jupiter, on September 19, 1997. NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

 The filters used for this image cover a broader range of the spectrum than human eyes can see. Only the green channel was returned at full resolution; the other color data was returned at half-resolution. Galileo was 725,000 kilometers from Europa when it took this image, at a phase angle of 27 degrees. Image scale is 7.3 kilometers per pixel.

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