Europa - Voyager 2

Western hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Europa from 225,000 km

Voyager 2 image of the Galilean satellite Europa taken from 225,000 km. The image is centered at 19 S, 170 W and shows much of Europa's western hemisphere. Note the smooth appearance, lack of obvious large craters, and linear features which criss-cross the surface, hinting at a complex tectonic history. These linear features are up to a hundred km across and cover much of the 3,120 km diameter body. The frame is about 1500 km across and North is at 11:30. (Voyager 2, 20650.22)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-09 T 15:11:57
Distance/Range (km): 226,560.3
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -19.33, 170.06
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: clear (0)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 56.42
Phase Angle (deg): 93.74
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 37.38

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VG_0002
NASA Image ID number: FDS 20650.22
Other Image ID number: 1255J2-001
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 77-076A-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 77-076A-01V
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