Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Galileo's First Images of Jupiter and the Galilean Satellites

M. J. S. Belton, J. W. Head III, A. P. Ingersoll, R. Greeley, A. S. McEwen, K. P. Klaasen, D. Senske, R. Pappalardo, G. Collins, A. R. Vasavada, R. Sullivan, D. Simonelli, P. Geissler, M. H. Carr, M. E. Davies, J. Veverka, P. J. Gierasch, D. Banfield, M. Bell, C. R. Chapman, C. Anger, R. Greenberg, G. Neukum, C. B. Pilcher, R. F. Beebe, J. A. Burns, F. Fanale, W. Ip, T. V. Johnson, D. Morrison, J. Moore, G. S. Orton, P. Thomas and R. A. West
Science
New Series, Vol. 274, No. 5286 (Oct. 18, 1996), pp. 377-385
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2891949
Page Count: 9
  • More info
  • Cite this Item
Galileo's First Images of Jupiter and the Galilean Satellites
Preview not available

Abstract

The first images of Jupiter, Io, Europa, and Ganymede from the Galileo spacecraft reveal new information about Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS) and the surfaces of the Galilean satellites. Features similar to clusters of thunderstorms were found in the GRS. Nearby wave structures suggest that the GRS may be a shallow atmospheric feature. Changes in surface color and plume distribution indicate differences in resurfacing processes near hot spots on Io. Patchy emissions were seen while Io was in eclipse by Jupiter. The outer margins of prominent linear markings (triple bands) on Europa are diffuse, suggesting that material has been vented from fractures. Numerous small circular craters indicate localized areas of relatively old surface. Pervasive brittle deformation of an ice layer appears to have formed grooves on Ganymede. Dark terrain unexpectedly shows distinctive albedo variations to the limit of resolution.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
377
    377
  • Thumbnail: Page 
378
    378
  • Thumbnail: Page 
379
    379
  • Thumbnail: Page 
380
    380
  • Thumbnail: Page 
381
    381
  • Thumbnail: Page 
382
    382
  • Thumbnail: Page 
383
    383
  • Thumbnail: Page 
384
    384
  • Thumbnail: Page 
385
    385