Cosmic Canvas: Galileo and Amalthea

Cosmic Canvas: Galileo and Amalthea
Amalthea Illustration by Michael Carroll/NASA/Getty Images

Here's a fun bit of Cosmic Canvas for you: a NASA illustration of the Galileo spacecraft passing the Jovian moon Amalthea -- a "potato-shaped" body that's likely a porous collection of ice and rubble rather than a solid moon. Either way, it's a lovely image by award-winning space artist Michael Carroll.