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Jupiter's moon Europa is covered by water ice as indicated by ground spectrometers and its brightness.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory1979-07-04

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Jupiter's moon Europa, the size of earth's moon, is apparently covered by water ice, as indicated by ground spectrometers and its brightness. In this view, global scale dark sreaks discovered by Voyager 1 that criss-cross the the satelite are becoming visible. Bright rayed impact craters, which are abundant on Ganymede and Callisto, would be easily visible at this range, suggesting that Europa's surface is young and that the streaks are reflections of currently active internal dynamic processes.

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  • Title: Jupiter's moon Europa is covered by water ice as indicated by ground spectrometers and its brightness.
  • Creator: JPL
  • Date Created: 1979-07-04
  • Owner: ARC
  • Album: edrobin1
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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