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Europa: Highest Resolution Global Color View
Europa: Highest Resolution Global Color View (click to enlarge)
 
 

Europa: Highest Resolution Global Color View

Complex and beautiful patterns adorn the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, as seen in this color image intended to approximate how the satellite might appear to the human eye. Many reddish linear to curvilinear features are observed, some stretching for thousands of kilometers across the surface. The reddish-brown material is a non-ice contaminant that colors Europa's frozen surface. The data used to create this view were acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in 1995 and 1998 (see PIA02590).


Additional information about the Galileo mission is available online at: http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov.


NOTE: This processed image is copyrighted. Contact Ted Stryk for usage inquiries.


Last Update: 24 Mar 2011 (AMB)

Credit: NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk



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