Earth - Galileo

Mosaic of Antarctica from about 200,000 km

Mosaic of 40 Galileo images of Antarctica taken through the red, green, and violet filters. The spacecraft was about 200,000 km past Earth after its first flyby when this picture was taken. Antarctica is about 4000 km from top to bottom in this view. The south pole is just left of center, the arc of dark spots below the center is the Transantarctic Mountain Range. Right of that is the Ross Ice Shelf. Also visible are the Pacific (lower right), Indian (upper right), and Atlantic (upper left) oceans. (Galileo, P-37593)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-12-09
Distance/Range (km): 200000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: water, ice
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: red, green, violet
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-37593
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.