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Europa above the Jovian Ring

This image taken by the Galileo spacecraft shows the dark side of the moon Europa, lit exclusively by light scattered back from Jupiter. The ring system, nearly edge-on, was captured as well. The image has been enhanced in false color to show structures more clearly. The tip of the main ring is in white and expands into the halo near the right edge. The faint stripe of blue extending outward from the tip is part of the gossamer ring, a cloud of dust ejected from the moons Amalthea and Thebe.

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