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NASA decided last month to permanently shut down the craft's two cameras, a visible-light detector, and a near-infrared mapping spectrometer.
Also not working correctly is the near-infrared mapping spectrometer, which analyzes light to determine the makeup of planets.
Fanale, base their findings on data gathered by Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer during several passes by Europa.
Data from Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer indicate that the moon, like Ida, has a high proportion of silicates.
O'Neil notes that researchers think the patch is real because two instruments aboard Galileo, the solid-state imaging camera and the near-infrared mapping spectrometer, both indicate the same feature.
Thus, the temperatures measured by Galileo's Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) indicate the altitude of different parts of the planet's surface.
Carlson of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who leads studies with Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer, says the low-resolution data he received hint at compositional differences between the asteroid's northern and southern hemispheres.