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The galilean satellites and Jupiter: Voyager 2 imaging science results

January 1, 1979
Voyager 2, during its encounter with the Jupiter system, provided images that both complement and supplement in important ways the Voyager 1 images. While many changes have been observed in Jupiter's visual appearance, few, yet significant, changes have been detected in the principal atmospheric currents. Jupiter's ring system is strongly forward scattering at visual wavelengths and consists of a narrow annulus of highest particle density, within which is a broader region in which the density is lower. On Io, changes are observed in eruptive activity, plume structure, and surface albedo patterns. Europa's surface retains little or no record of intense meteorite bombardment, but does reveal a complex and, as yet, little-understood system of overlapping bright and dark linear features. Ganymede is found to have at least one unit of heavily cratered terrain on a surface that otherwise suggests widespread tectonism. Except for two large ringed basins, Callisto's entire surface is heavily cratered.
Publication Year 1979
Title The galilean satellites and Jupiter: Voyager 2 imaging science results
DOI 10.1126/science.206.4421.927
Authors B.A. Smith, L. A. Soderblom, R. Beebe, J. Boyce, G. Briggs, M. Carr, S.A. Collins, A.F. Cook, G. E. Danielson, M. E. Davies, G.E. Hunt, A. Ingersoll, T. V. Johnson, H. Masursky, J. McCauley, D. Morrison, Timothy W. Owen, C. Sagan, E.M. Shoemaker, R. Strom, V.E. Suomi, J. Veverka
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70012458
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse