EUROPA: 04666701.13

Image Identification
Data Set Id GO-J/JSA-SSI-2-REDR-V1.0
Orbit Id 17ESSTRSLP01
Orbit Number17
Start Time1998-09-26 03:49:43.137
Image Acquisition Parameters
Emission Angle45.08793
Incidence Angle77.26685
Local Time8.871898
Phase Angle32.24254
Solar Longitude5.477215
Ancillary Parameters
Off Nadir Angle11.79875
Pixel Resolution42.567684
Slant Distance4191.036
Subspacecraft Latitude-40.359055
Subspacecraft Longitude196.2816
Target Center Distance5407.6226

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Galileo plunged into Jupiter's crushing atmosphere on Sept. 21, 2003. The spacecraft was deliberately destroyed to protect one of its own discoveries - a possible ocean beneath the icy crust of the moon Europa. Galileo changed the way we look at our solar system. The spacecraft was the first to fly past an asteroid and the first to discover a moon of an asteroid. It provided the only direct observations of a comet colliding with a planet. Galileo was the first to measure Jupiter's atmosphere with a descent probe and the first to conduct long-term observations of the Jovian system from orbit. It found evidence of subsurface saltwater on Europa, Ganymede and Callisto and revealed the intensity of volcanic activity on Io.