Waxing: The moon anytime before a full moon and after a new moon.Waning: the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.Gibbous: convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full.Crescent: a shape resembling a segment of a ring.
Released to Public: The Mineral Moon (NASA/JPL) This mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined
Jupiter Moons - Callisto discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 using a telescope. It is thought to have oceans of liquid water beneath its crust. about the size of Mercury, is the largest moon in the solar system. It is more heavily cratered than any
Atmosphere of the Moon - This picture was taken with the Clementine spacecraft, when the sun was behind the moon. The white area on the edge of the moon is the Lunar Horizon Glow, and the bright dot at the top is the planet Venus.
Io: The Prometheus Plume Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA Two sulfurous eruptions r visible on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io in this color composite image from the robotic Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to @ the image top, over
Using Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have seen evidence of a massive geyser of water erupting from the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. This plume of water extends as high as 200 kilometers miles) above the surface.