Europan Night
Jupiter seen from the surface of Europa
Europan Night
What you have here is a view of the giant planet Jupiter from a vantage point somewhere above the surface of Europa, one of its icy moons. The Sun is right behind you but just below the moon's horizon, so the light in this rendition is coming from Jupiter. Europa's surface is a cracked layer of ice that looks like a jigsaw puzzle. The ice has been fractured because, probably, there is a sub-Europan ocean of liquid water constantly on the move beneath it.

Title: Europan Night

Category: Solar System

Medium: Bryce, Photoshop

Date: 2000

Client: Cambridge University Press


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