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Caption: This image taken by NASA's Galileo space probe in September 1996 shows Jupiter's ice-covered satellite, Europa, in approximate natural color. Long, dark lines are fractures in the crust, some of which are more than 3,000 kilometers (1,850 miles) long. The bright feature containing a central dark spot in the lower third of the image is a young impact crater some 50 kilometers (31 miles) in diameter. Europa is about 3,160 kilometers (1,950 miles) in diameter, or about the size of Earth's moon.

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Related glossary terms: Galilean Satellites , Moons
Categories: Solar System

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Caption: تُظهر هذه الصورة التي التقطها مسبار الفضاء غاليليو التابع لناسا في ايلول 1996 قمر المشتري المغطى بالجليد أوروبا بلون طبيعي تقريبي. الخطوط الطويلة الداكنة هي كسور في القشرة يبلغ طول بعضها أكثر من 3000 كيلومتر (1850 ميلا). العلامة الساطعة التي تحتوي على بقعة مظلمة مركزية في الثلث السفلي من الصورة هي حفرة ارتطام حديثة يبلغ قطرها حوالي 50 كيلومترا (31 ميلا). يبلغ قطر أوروبا حوالي 3,160 كيلومترا (1,950 ميلا)، أو حوالي بحجم قمر الأرض
Credit: حقوق الصورة تعود الى: ناسا / مختبر الدفع النفاث /مركز الرحلات الجوية والفضائية الألماني
Related glossary terms: Galilean Satellites , Moons
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Ali Al-Edhari
Caption reviewers: Ahmed Abulwfa

Caption: Cette image prise par la sonde spatiale Galileo de la NASA en septembre 1996 montre le satellite de Jupiter recouvert de glace, Europe, dans sa couleur naturelle approximative. Les longues lignes sombres représentent des fractures dans la croûte, dont certaines font plus de 3 000 kilomètres de long. L'élément brillant contenant une tache sombre centrale dans le tiers inférieur de l'image est un jeune cratère d'impact d'environ 50 kilomètres de diamètre. Europa a un diamètre d'environ 3 160 km, soit à peu près la taille de la Lune.
Related glossary terms: Galilean Satellites , Moons
Caption translation status: Not yet approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Gilles Remy

Caption: Questa immagine, scattata dalla sonda spaziale Galileo della NASA nel settembre 1996, mostra il satellite di Giove ricoperto di ghiaccio, Europa, con un colore approssimativamente al naturale. Le lunghe linee scure sono fratture nella crosta, alcune delle quali sono lunghe più di 3.000 chilometri (1.850 miglia). L'elemento luminoso contenente una macchia scura centrale nel terzo inferiore dell'immagine è un giovane cratere da impatto di circa 50 chilometri (31 miglia) di diametro. Europa ha un diametro di circa 3.160 chilometri (1.950 miglia), all'incirca le dimensioni della Luna.
Related glossary terms: Lune , Satelliti galileiani
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Giuliana Giobbi
Caption reviewers: Rosa Valiante, Rodolfo Canestrari