Europa Surface

Europa Surface

Jupiter's moon Europa, as seen in this image taken June 27, 1996 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, displays features in some areas resembling ice floes seen in Earth's polar seas. Europa, about the size of Earth's moon, has an icy crust that has been severely fractured, as indicated by the dark linear, curved, and wedged-shaped bands seen here. Areas between the plates are filled with material that was probably icy slush contaminated with rocky debris (Photo: NASA/JPL). 

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  • Created By: Jason Maderer
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 10:46am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:48pm