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An Icy World Looks Livelier

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Science  24 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5299, pp. 478
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5299.478

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The latest images of Jupiter's moon Europa, released at aNASA press conference, reveal a landscape in turmoil. To team members poring over images returned bythe Galileo spacecraft, the wild jumble of ridges, grooves, pits, ice flows, and chaotic terrain showsever more signs that heat forged Europa's icy surface.

For images of Europa's surface, see the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Web page.