Atlas of the Galilean Satellites (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 5, 2010 - Science
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Complete color global maps and high-resolution mosaics of Jupiter's four large moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto – are compiled for the first time in this important atlas. The satellites are revealed as four visually striking and geologically diverse planetary bodies: Io's volcanic lavas and plumes and towering mountains; Europa's fissured ice surface; the craters, fractures and polar caps of Ganymede; and the giant impact basins, desiccated plains and icy pinnacles of Callisto. Featuring images taken from the recent Galileo mission, this atlas is a comprehensive mapping reference guide for researchers. It contains 65 global and regional maps, nearly 250 high-resolution mosaics, and images taken at resolutions from 500 meters to as high as 6 meters.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Format of the Atlas
7
3 Making the maps
9
An introduction to the images
18
5 The satellites
29
6 One big happy
47
Atlas of the Galilean Satellites
55
Callisto
57
Europa
179
Io
263
Glossary
353
Supplemental readings
359
Index maps of highresolution images
364
Data tables
368
Nomenclature gazetteer
371
Index
393

Ganymede
107

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Paul Schenk is a staff scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, where he specializes in impact craters and other features on icy satellites, and in 3-D imaging. He is currently analyzing released Cassini data of the icy satellites of Saturn, and assisting the New Horizons team to plan their encounter with Pluto in 2015.

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