PIA21922: Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)

Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist’s Concept)


Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface.

A new computer simulation gives us an idea of how the magnetic field interacted with a plume. The magnetic field lines (depicted in blue) show how the plume interacts with the ambient flow of Jovian plasma. The red colors on the lines show more dense areas of plasma.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Europa Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Galileo
Instrument Host Galileo Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter Probe
Extra Keywords Artwork, Color, Magnetosphere, Plume
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2018-05-14
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Michigan
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21922
Identifier PIA21922