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The Galileo mission to Jupiter and its moons

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-23T17:13:11Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-23T17:13:11Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Scientific American, Vol. 282, No. 2, 2000, pp.40-49. en_US
dc.identifier.citation USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 00-0001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/13635
dc.description.abstract Since 1995, the Galileo mission, despite all the technical troubles, has provided a detailed view of the Jovian system, revealed only fleetingly in the Pioneer and Voyager flybys of the 1970s. The atmospheric probe penetrated the clouds and conducted the first in situ sampling of an outer planet's atmosphere, transmitting data for an hour before it was lost in the gaseous depths. The orbiter, which is still going strong, has photographed and analyzed the planet, its rings, and its diverse moons. Some of the results obtained so far are reviewed. en_US
dc.format.extent 749749 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Jupiter satellites Galileo Planetary composition Space exploration en_US
dc.title The Galileo mission to Jupiter and its moons en_US


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