Ice spires on Callisto, artwork

Ice spires on Callisto, artwork

C011/1839 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.4MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Ice spires on Callisto. Artwork of ice spires (around 100 metres tall) on the surface of the Jovian moon Callisto. The moon's parent planet, Jupiter, is at upper left. The three specks either side (one at left, two at right) are the Jovian moons Io, Europa and Ganymede. It is thought that these spires formed from an ancient impact billions of years ago. They are very slowly eroding over time, the ice subliming and dust within the ice accumulating to absorb sunlight and continue the erosion. The Callisto-Jupiter distance is around 1.8 million kilometres, and Jupiter is around 140,000 kilometres across.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: airless, ancient, artwork, asgard impact basin, astronomical, astronomy, callisto, cold, dust, eroded, erosion, europe, formation, frozen, galilean moons, ganymede, gas giant, geological, geology, ice, ice spire, ices, illustration, impact structure, io, jovian moon, jovian system, jupiter, landscape, moons, old, outer solar system, planet, planetary science, slow, solar system, space, spires, sublimation, subliming, surface, tall

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.