Europa - Voyager 2

Color image of Jupiter's moon Europa from 1.2 million km

Jupiter's satellite Europa as images from 1.2 million km by Voyager 2. This image was taken on 8 July 1979, about a day before the spacecraft's closest approach to Europa. Complex linear grooves and/or fractures are apparent in this view, which shows features as small as 20 km. The color is enhanced to bring out detail. Europa is over 3,100 km in diameter. (Voyager 2, P-21752)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-08
Distance/Range (km): 1,200,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: N/A
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-21752
Other Image ID number: 79-H-384, 79-HC-278
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01b
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015