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Latest Moons of Jupiter Stories

Windows Into Europa's Icy Interior
2013-04-15 05:40:10

By taking a second look at observations made more than a decade ago, NASA scientists have discovered regions that might give them the best look at the deep saltwater ocean beneath the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa.

Building Blocks For Life May Be Found On Jupiter's MoonEuropa
2013-04-05 13:29:24

The building blocks of life are strewn across the galaxy on or beneath many planetary surfaces and new evidence from NASA suggests that the necessary cocktail for life could be sitting right on one of Jupiter’s moons.

VolcanoesOn Io Are In The Wrong Place
2013-04-05 04:58:56

Concentrations of volcanic activity in Jupiter's moon Io are significantly displaced from where they are expected to be based on models used to predict how the moon's interior is heated.

Jupiter’s Hot Spots Move Like A Merry-Go-Round
2013-03-15 12:25:30

Planetary scientists at NASA have found that massive ‘hot spots’ in Jupiter's atmosphere drift across the gaseous planet in a merry-go-round motion.

Window Into Europa’s Ocean Opened By Astronomers
2013-03-05 10:28:13

salty water from the vast liquid ocean beneath Europa’s frozen exterior actually makes its way to the surface.

ESA Chooses Instruments For JUICE Mission
2013-02-21 10:11:35

The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission, JUICE, will carry a total of 11 scientific experiments to study the gas giant planet and its large ocean-bearing moons, ESA announced today.


Latest Moons of Jupiter Reference Libraries

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Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...

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Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Retrograde Motion -- Retrograde motion is the orbital motion of a body in a direction opposite that which is normal to spatial bodies within a given system. 'Retrograde' derives from the Latin words retro, backwards, and gradus, step. In the Solar system, mostly everything rotates in the same sense: all major planets orbit the Sun counterclockwise as seen from the pole star (Polaris). Most planets spin in the same sense, including Earth. The same happens with the orbital motions of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Planetary Ring -- A planetary ring is a ring of dust and other small particles orbiting around a planet in a flat disc-shaped region. The most spectacular and famous planetary rings are those around Saturn, but all four of the solar system's gas giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) possess ring systems of their own. The origin of planetary rings is not precisely known, but they are thought to be unstable and dissipate over the course of tens or hundreds of millions of...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Himalia -- Himalia is Jupiter's tenth moon. Himalia is 110 miles (170 km) in diameter and orbits 7,000,000 miles (11,480,000 km) from Jupiter. Himalia has a mass of 9.5 x 1018kg. It orbits Jupiter in 250.5662 (Earth) days. Very little is known about Himalia. Himalia was discovered by C. Perrine in 1904. Orbital eccentricity is 0.15798. Orbital inclination is 27.63 degrees. Orbital period is 250.5662 days. Rotational period is 0.4 day. ----- NASA...

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