CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Europa 6th Orbit NIMS Data
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Europa 6th Orbit NIMS Data
PIA 00853

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This observation taken by the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) at 0.7 microns (left image) shows the interception of two lineas or fractures on the Northern hemisphere of Europa. A comparison Voyager visible-light image is shown at the right. The NIMS image at 4 km resolution shows dark hydrated material concentrated in the linea structures (dark lines in the Voyager and NIMS images). Note the dark spot at the lower left of the upper linea; its spectra matches the hydrated spectra of the lineas.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL