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Europa - Mosaic
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Europa looks like a cracked egg in this computer mosaic of the best Voyager 2 images. In this presentation, the variation of surface brightness due to the angle of the sun has been removed by computer processing, so that surface features can be seen equally well at all places. The many broad dark streaks show up well, but this presentation does not bring out the much fainter and more enigmatic light streaks.

These pictures were taken from a distance of about 250,000 kilometers and show features as small as 5 kilometers across.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: July 1979
  Europa - Mosaic
PIA 00366

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