This animation showing a flyover of the region surrounding the 9-mile (15-kilometer) wide crater Cilix on Europa was created using stereo imaging data obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Cilix is one of the largest impact-related structures on Europa's relatively youthful surface. Cilix is a relatively young feature and dark ejecta can be seem mantling some of the the double ridges that cross this region. Cilix is approximately 2,500 feet (750 meters) deep.

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Additional images and information about Cilix Crater are available from NASA's Planetary Photojournal.

Video provided courtesy of Dr. Paul Schenk.


NASA/Lunar and Planetary Institute/Paul Schenk