Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Europa in color: subjovian to leading hemisphere

Europa in color: subjovian to leading hemisphere
Europa in color: subjovian to leading hemisphere Galileo captured this global view of Europa on its 9th orbit of Jupiter, on June 27, 1997. NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

The filters used for this image cover a broader range of the spectrum than human eyes can see. Galileo was 1,248,000 kilometers from Europa when it took this image, at a phase angle of just 4 degrees. Image scale is 12.7 kilometers per pixel.

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