Global Image of Io by NASA on The Commons

(July 3, 1999) NASA’s Galileo spacecraft acquired its highest resolution images of Jupiter’s moon Io on July 3, 1999 during its closest pass to Io since orbit insertion in late 1995. This color mosaic uses the near-infrared, green and violet filters (slightly more than the visible range) of the spacecraft’s camera and approximates what the human eye would see. Most of Io’s surface has pastel colors, punctuated by black, brown, green, orange, and red units near the active volcanic centers. A false color version of the mosaic has been created to enhance the contrast of the color variations. The improved resolution reveals small-scale color units which had not been recognized previously and which suggest that the lavas and sulfurous deposits are composed of complex mixtures. Some of the bright (whitish), high-latitude (near the top and bottom) deposits have an ethereal quality like a transparent covering of frost. Bright red areas were seen previously only as diffuse deposits. However, they are now seen to exist as both diffuse deposits and sharp linear features like fissures. Some volcanic centers have bright and colorful flows, perhaps due to flows of sulfur rather than silicate lava. In this region bright, white material can also be seen to emanate from linear rifts and cliffs. Comparison of this image to previous Galileo images reveals many changes due to the ongoing volcanic activity. North is towards the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from almost directly behind the spacecraft. This illumination geometry is good for imaging color variations, but poor for imaging topographic shading. However, some topographic shading can be seen here due to the combination of relatively high resolution (1.3 kilometers or 0.8 miles per picture element) and the rugged topography over parts of Io. The image is centered at 0.3 degrees north latitude and 137.5 degrees west longitude. The resolution is 1.3 kilometers (0.8 miles) per picture element. The images were taken on July 3, 1999 at a range of about 130,000 kilometers (81,000 miles) by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA’s Galileo spacecraft during its twenty-first orbit. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California manages the Galileo mission for NASA’s Office of Space Science, Washington, DC. Image # : PIA02308

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Non riesco a comprendere la gioia degli altri, ultimamente. Riconosco la loro felicità ma non la dinamica che la suscita, non sono più capace di immedesimazione. Guardo alle loro esistenze alla distanza, chiedendomi che gusto ci trovino a vivere, a divertirsi e a impegnarsi per dei traguardi che non siano i miei, ma non mi so dare risposta. Non lo lascio trapelare perchè come sempre accade con questi disagi so bene che ai più risulterebbe incomprensibile, eppure, anche se in forma strisciante, capisco che l'irrisolta perplessità mi avvelena in molte circostanze. È come se non riuscissi ad abbandonarmi alla corrente, a sentirmi coinvolto da dentro da ciò che mi circonda, e capissi benissimo di essere io ad avere una zavorra.