Flying past Europa’s plumes (artist’s impression)

This artist's impression shows the newly-discovered water vapour plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa from a different perspective. It shows Jupiter and its moon Europa using actual Jupiter and Europa images in visible light. The Hubble ultraviolet images showing the faint emission from the water vapour plumes have been superimposed, respecting the size but not the brightness of the plumes.


NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser
Science Credit: NASA, ESA, L. Roth (Southwest Research Institute and University of Cologne, Germany), J. Saur (University of Cologne, Germany), K. Retherford (Southwest Research Institute), D. Strobel and P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University), M. McGrath (Marshall Space Flight Center), and F. Nimmo (University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Release date:12 December 2013, 17:00
Related releases:heic1322
Duration:24 s

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Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite



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