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This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.
This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

Reddish Bands on Europa

This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA18413
Added: 2014-07-08

Views: 3350

Reddish Bands on Europa

This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

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This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.
This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.

Source Region for Possible Europa Plumes

This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo, Voyager
ID#: PIA18030
Added: 2014-02-26

Views: 930

Source Region for Possible Europa Plumes

This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.

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This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.
This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.

3-D Cilix Crater on Europa

This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
ID#: PIA17851
Added: 2014-01-07

Views: 787

3-D Cilix Crater on Europa

This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.

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This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.
This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.

Water Vapor Over Europa

This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo, Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter, Voyager 1
ID#: PIA17660
Added: 2013-12-12

Views: 2068

Water Vapor Over Europa

This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.

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This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.
This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.

Artist's Concept of Europa Water Vapor Plume

This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.

Target: Europa
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
ID#: PIA17659
Added: 2013-12-12

Views: 2357

Artist's Concept of Europa Water Vapor Plume

This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.

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This image, using data from NASA's Galileo mission, shows the first detection of clay-like minerals on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
This image, using data from NASA's Galileo mission, shows the first detection of clay-like minerals on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

Clay Prints on Europa

This image, using data from NASA's Galileo mission, shows the first detection of clay-like minerals on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Near Infra-Red Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA17658
Added: 2013-12-11

Views: 1869

Clay Prints on Europa

This image, using data from NASA's Galileo mission, shows the first detection of clay-like minerals on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

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This artist's concept shows a possible explosion resulting from a high-speed collision between a space rock and Jupiter's moon Europa.
This artist's concept shows a possible explosion resulting from a high-speed collision between a space rock and Jupiter's moon Europa.

Hit Hard: Possible Collision at Europa (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows a possible explosion resulting from a high-speed collision between a space rock and Jupiter's moon Europa.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
ID#: PIA17657
Added: 2013-12-11

Views: 1506

Hit Hard: Possible Collision at Europa (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows a possible explosion resulting from a high-speed collision between a space rock and Jupiter's moon Europa.

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This enhanced color image shows cracks and ridges on Europa's surface that reveal a detailed geologic history. The view was captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 2, 1999.
This enhanced color image shows cracks and ridges on Europa's surface that reveal a detailed geologic history. The view was captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 2, 1999.

Cracks and Ridges on Europa

This enhanced color image shows cracks and ridges on Europa's surface that reveal a detailed geologic history. The view was captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 2, 1999.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA17737
Added: 2013-11-25

Views: 1441

Cracks and Ridges on Europa

This enhanced color image shows cracks and ridges on Europa's surface that reveal a detailed geologic history. The view was captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on February 2, 1999.

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This graphic of Jupiter's moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and chemical contents of ice deposits.
This graphic of Jupiter's moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and chemical contents of ice deposits.

Energy From Above Affecting Surface of Europa

This graphic of Jupiter's moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and chemical contents of ice deposits.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA16921
Added: 2013-04-12

Views: 1416

Energy From Above Affecting Surface of Europa

This graphic of Jupiter's moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and chemical contents of ice deposits.

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This view of Jupiter's moon Europa features several regional-resolution mosaics overlaid on a lower resolution global view for context. The regional views were obtained during several different flybys of the moon by NASA's Galileo mission.
This view of Jupiter's moon Europa features several regional-resolution mosaics overlaid on a lower resolution global view for context. The regional views were obtained during several different flybys of the moon by NASA's Galileo mission.

Repeated Flybys Yield a Pole-to-Pole View of Europa

This view of Jupiter's moon Europa features several regional-resolution mosaics overlaid on a lower resolution global view for context. The regional views were obtained during several different flybys of the moon by NASA's Galileo mission.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA16827
Added: 2013-03-05

Views: 4719

Repeated Flybys Yield a Pole-to-Pole View of Europa

This view of Jupiter's moon Europa features several regional-resolution mosaics overlaid on a lower resolution global view for context. The regional views were obtained during several different flybys of the moon by NASA's Galileo mission.

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Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from its global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.
Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from its global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.

Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)

Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from its global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.

Target: Europa
ID#: PIA16826
Added: 2013-03-05

Views: 3467

Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)

Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from its global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.

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In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo
In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo

Europa Tide Movie

In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo

Target: Europa
ID#: PIA10149
Added: 2007-12-13

Views: 3172

Europa Tide Movie

In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo

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Scientists are all but certain that Europa has an ocean underneath its icy surface, but they do not know how thick this ice might be. This artist concept illustrates two possible cut-away views through Europa's ice shell.
Scientists are all but certain that Europa has an ocean underneath its icy surface, but they do not know how thick this ice might be. This artist concept illustrates two possible cut-away views through Europa's ice shell.

Thick or Thin Ice Shell on Europa?

Scientists are all but certain that Europa has an ocean underneath its icy surface, but they do not know how thick this ice might be. This artist concept illustrates two possible cut-away views through Europa's ice shell.

Target: Europa
ID#: PIA10131
Added: 2007-12-13

Views: 3627

Thick or Thin Ice Shell on Europa?

Scientists are all but certain that Europa has an ocean underneath its icy surface, but they do not know how thick this ice might be. This artist concept illustrates two possible cut-away views through Europa's ice shell.

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Reddish spots and shallow pits pepper the enigmatic ridged surface of Europa in this view combining information from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during two different orbits around Jupiter.
Reddish spots and shallow pits pepper the enigmatic ridged surface of Europa in this view combining information from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during two different orbits around Jupiter.

Ruddy "Freckles" on Europa

Reddish spots and shallow pits pepper the enigmatic ridged surface of Europa in this view combining information from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during two different orbits around Jupiter.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA03878
Added: 2002-10-30

Views: 3749

Ruddy "Freckles" on Europa

Reddish spots and shallow pits pepper the enigmatic ridged surface of Europa in this view combining information from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft during two different orbits around Jupiter.

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Europa Impact Crater

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA02561
Added: 2000-07-10

Views: 2914

Europa Impact Crater

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Europa: Sea Salts or Battery Acid

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA02529
Added: 2000-04-19

Views: 4225

Europa: Sea Salts or Battery Acid

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Sulfuric Acid on Europa

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA02500
Added: 1999-09-30

Views: 2878

Sulfuric Acid on Europa

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The anaglyph shows Pwyll crater on Jupiter's icy satellite Europa, captured by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
The anaglyph shows Pwyll crater on Jupiter's icy satellite Europa, captured by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.

Red-Blue Three dimensional view of Pwyll crater

The anaglyph shows Pwyll crater on Jupiter's icy satellite Europa, captured by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA01665
Added: 1999-01-18

Views: 6246

Red-Blue Three dimensional view of Pwyll crater

The anaglyph shows Pwyll crater on Jupiter's icy satellite Europa, captured by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.

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This archival image taken by NASA's Voyager 2, is of Europa, the smallest Galilean satellite. The bright areas are probably ice deposits, whereas the darkened areas may be the rocky surface or areas with a more patchy distribution of ice.
This archival image taken by NASA's Voyager 2, is of Europa, the smallest Galilean satellite. The bright areas are probably ice deposits, whereas the darkened areas may be the rocky surface or areas with a more patchy distribution of ice.

Europa Crescent

This archival image taken by NASA's Voyager 2, is of Europa, the smallest Galilean satellite. The bright areas are probably ice deposits, whereas the darkened areas may be the rocky surface or areas with a more patchy distribution of ice.

Target: Europa
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Imaging Science Subsystem
Instrument: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA00325
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 3187

Europa Crescent

This archival image taken by NASA's Voyager 2, is of Europa, the smallest Galilean satellite. The bright areas are probably ice deposits, whereas the darkened areas may be the rocky surface or areas with a more patchy distribution of ice.

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This three dimensional effect is created by superimposing images of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
This three dimensional effect is created by superimposing images of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.

Topography within Europa's Mannann'an crater

This three dimensional effect is created by superimposing images of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA01406
Added: 1998-05-21

Views: 2785

Topography within Europa's Mannann'an crater

This three dimensional effect is created by superimposing images of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, taken by NASA's Galileo Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.

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This image of Jupiter's icy satellite Europa shows surface features such as domes and ridges, as well as a region of disrupted terrain including crustal plates which are thought to have broken apart and 'rafted' into new positions.
This image of Jupiter's icy satellite Europa shows surface features such as domes and ridges, as well as a region of disrupted terrain including crustal plates which are thought to have broken apart and 'rafted' into new positions.

Europa "Ice Rafts" in Local and Color Context

This image of Jupiter's icy satellite Europa shows surface features such as domes and ridges, as well as a region of disrupted terrain including crustal plates which are thought to have broken apart and 'rafted' into new positions.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA01296
Added: 1998-05-08

Views: 6167

Europa "Ice Rafts" in Local and Color Context

This image of Jupiter's icy satellite Europa shows surface features such as domes and ridges, as well as a region of disrupted terrain including crustal plates which are thought to have broken apart and 'rafted' into new positions.

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This color composite view combines violet, green, and infrared images of Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa, for a view of the moon in natural color (left) and in enhanced color designed to bring out subtle color differences in the surface (right).
This color composite view combines violet, green, and infrared images of Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa, for a view of the moon in natural color (left) and in enhanced color designed to bring out subtle color differences in the surface (right).

Europa Global Views in Natural and Enhanced Colors

This color composite view combines violet, green, and infrared images of Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa, for a view of the moon in natural color (left) and in enhanced color designed to bring out subtle color differences in the surface (right).

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA01295
Added: 1998-05-08

Views: 6247

Europa Global Views in Natural and Enhanced Colors

This color composite view combines violet, green, and infrared images of Jupiter's intriguing moon, Europa, for a view of the moon in natural color (left) and in enhanced color designed to bring out subtle color differences in the surface (right).

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NIMS G1 Observation of Europa

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA00834
Added: 1998-03-26

Views: 3660

NIMS G1 Observation of Europa

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High Spatial Resolution Europa Coverage by the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS)

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA00855
Added: 1998-03-26

Views: 3514

High Spatial Resolution Europa Coverage by the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS)

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Interior of Europa

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA01130
Added: 1997-12-18

Views: 2970

Interior of Europa

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