Jupiter's Ice-Covered Satellite, Europa

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This image from the Galileo probe shows the approximate natural color appearance of Jupiter's ice-covered satellite, Europa. Long, dark lines are fractures in the crust, some of which are more than 3,000 kilometers long. The bright feature containing a central dark spot in the lower third of the image is a young impact crater some 50 kilometers in diameter. This crater has been provisionally named "Pwyll" for the Celtic god fo the underworld.

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