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Galileo observations of Europa s opposition effect

Authors
  • P, Helfenstein
  • N, Currier
  • B E, Clark
  • J, Veverka
  • M, Bell
  • R, Sullivan
  • J, Klemaszewski
  • R, Greeley
  • R T, Pappalardo
  • J W, Head
  • T, Jones
  • K, Klaasen
  • K, Magee
  • P, Geissler
  • R, Greenberg
  • A, Mcewen
  • C, Phillips
  • T, Colvin
  • M, Davies
  • T, Denk
  • And 2 more
Type
Published Article
Journal
Icarus
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 29, 1998
Volume
135
Issue
1
Pages
41–63
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

During Galileo s G7 orbit, the Solid State Imaging (SSI) camera acquired pictures of the spacecraft shadow point on Europa s surface as well as a comparison set of images showing the same geographic region at phase angle α= 5°. Coverage, obtained at three spectral bandpasses (VLT, 0.41 μm, GRN, 0.56 μm; and 1MC, 0.99 μm) at a spatial resolution of 404 m/pixel, shows a 162× 220-km region of Europa s surface located at 30° N, 162° W. We have used these images to measure the near-opposition spectrophotometric ...

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