Galileo to Jupiter

Galileo was the first spacecraft to enter orbit around an outer planet. It arrived at Jupiter in December 1995. It dropped a probe into Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere, then observed Jupiter and its moons for seven more years. Its mission ended when it was intentionally crashed into Jupiter. Galileo's success was limited by a failed radio antenna that reduced the amount of data it could transmit to Earth.


Jupiter's Moons Jupiter has 62 known moons. The four Galilean...
Jupiter Weather systems on Earth blow themselves out in...
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Featured Images

Artist's concept of Galileo Jupiter probe
Dropping In Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Galileo enters Jupiter's atmosphere
Fiery Farewell Saturday, September 21, 2013
Composite Galileo image of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io
Jovian Adventure Friday, August 30, 2013
Galileo spacecraft mosaic of Ganymede, largest moon of Jupiter
Two-Toned Moon Monday, December 5, 2011
Galileo view of Gaspra, the first asteroid visited by a spacecraft
First Encounter Saturday, October 29, 2011
The giant volcano Pele erupts on Jupiter's moon Io
Fire Mountain Thursday, October 13, 2011

Radio Programs

Moon and Jupiter Dropping in on Jupiter Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Journey’s End A long journey comes to an end Saturday, September 21, 2013
Asteroid Moons Asteroids with small companions Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Galileo at Gaspra A first encounter with a space rock Saturday, October 29, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Preventing alien contamination Sunday, January 9, 2011


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