These pages will show you the real appearance of the Galilean satellites and explain the vivid colors used in the Galileo press release pictures. Follow the links below to discover how scientists use different color representations and image processing techniques to see more than meets the eye on these mysterious moons.
True Color: Starting from scratch.
Enhanced Color: Stretching contrast.
False Color: Seeing with infrared eyes.
Pseudocolor: Discerning small brightness differences.