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Image Identification
Data Set Id GO-J/JSA-SSI-2-REDR-V1.0
Orbit Id 17ESREGMAP02
Orbit Number17
Start Time1998-09-26 04:56:44.471
Image Acquisition Parameters
Emission Angle17.319206
Incidence Angle77.31536
Local Time17.089584
Phase Angle92.211105
Solar Longitude4.2632008
Ancillary Parameters
Off Nadir Angle1.1615467
Pixel Resolution217.69429
Slant Distance21433.268
Subspacecraft Latitude-7.0715313
Subspacecraft Longitude295.51135
Target Center Distance22928.5

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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.