Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Europa in color: trailing hemisphere (Galileo, 7 September 1996)

Europa in color: trailing hemisphere (Galileo, 7 September 1996)
Europa in color: trailing hemisphere (Galileo, 7 September 1996) Galileo captured this global view of Europa on its 2nd orbit of Jupiter, on September 7, 1996. NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

 The filters used for this image cover a broader range of the spectrum than human eyes can see. Galileo was 678,000 kilometers from Europa when it took this image, at a phase angle of just 2 degrees. Image scale is 6.9 kilometers per pixel.

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