Callisto - Galileo

Color global image of Jupiter's satellite Callisto

This Galileo image of Jupiter's moon Callisto is the only full global color image of the second largest galilean satellite. Callisto's surface appears to be very old and heavily cratered. The brighter areas are thought to be fresher ice exposed by cratering, the darker areas are probably heavily eroded, older material. The surface does not appear to have undergone significant recent tectonic or resurfacing activity. The moon is believed to be composed of a mixture of rock and ice. Callisto is 4821 km in diameter and north is up. (Galileo, DLR-Callisto)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2001-05
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.46 x 0.46
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: DLR-Callisto
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015