In the previous section, we examined images of the Galilean satellites taken by the Galileo spacecraft. Such images will be returned until the end of 1999, and scientists will be busy for years to come analyzing them. This data can be compared to what we already know about the Earth and the terrestrial planets, and we can use it to learn about the physical properties and geologic history of the satellites of Jupiter. We have previously examined the agents of change present on the Galilean satellites. However, there is much more we can tell about these worlds merely by carefully inspecting images of them.

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This module was written by Cynthia Phillips, Dept. of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, and funded in part by the NASA Spacegrant program.

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