The following 10 images document the most significant discoveries of the Galileo mission.
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The Conamara Chaos
The following image is a view of a small region of the thin, disrupted ice crust in the
Conamara region of Jupiter's moon Europa showing the interplay of surface colors with ice
structures. The white and blue colors outline areas that have been blanketed by a fine dust of ice
particles ejected at the time of formation of the large, 26 kilometer (16 mile) in diameter crater
Pwyll some 1000 kilometers (621 miles) to the south. The unblanketed surface has a reddish
brown color that has been painted by mineral contaminants carried and spread by water vapor
released from below the crust when it was disrupted. The original color of the icy surface was
probably a deep blue color seen in large areas elsewhere on the moon. The image covers an area
approximately 70 by 30 kilometers (44 by 19 miles).
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