New Galileo Images
18 Jan 1999
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
In its third year in orbit about Jupiter, the Galileo spacecraft continues to return intriguing images of the Jovian system to Earth. Scientists from the Galileo imaging team will present the latest results at a press briefing on Monday, January 18th in Berlin, Germany. The event is being hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin where Galileo imaging team members from the DLR are working in collaboration with team members from the U.S.A. and Canada as they strive to unveil the mysteries of the Jovian system including the enigma of whether an ocean exists on Jupiter's moon Europa.
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The following new images have been released:
- Large Impact Structures on Europa
- Topography Around Europa's Cilix Crater
- Three Dimensional View of Double Ridges on Europa
- Red-Blue Three Dimensional View of Pwyll Crater
- A Model of Europa's Subsurface Structure
- Io's Pele Hemisphere After Pillan Changes
- Highest Resolution Image of Io
- Key Volcanic Centers on Io
- Ganymede's Trailing Hemisphere
The latest Galileo images and data received from Galileo are posted on the World Wide Web, on the Galileo mission home page at URL http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo. Background information and educational context for the images can be found at URL http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/sepo.
Galileo successfully completed its two-year primary mission in December 1997, and is currently in the midst of its two-year extended mission. A wealth of data and pictures of Europa have already been gathered during flybys of both the primary and extended missions.
The Galileo Europa Mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.