NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter's Moon Europa

November 22, 2014 6:11 PM

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NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter's Moon Europa

Need a bit more awe and wonder in your life? Look no further than the newest image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A high-res reprocessed color view of Jupiter’s moon Europa as captured by the spacecraft Galileo in the late 1990s, the photo “shows the largest portion of the moon’s surface at the highest resolution.”

According to the JPL, the new image was created by assembling Galileo’s near-infrared, green-filtered and violet-filtered photos, “into a realistic color view of the surface that approximates how Europa would appear to the human eye.” The resolution of the full-res shot comes out to about 2 miles pe...

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