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We’ll miss you, Galileo

  1. Nov 19, 2003 #1
    With all that happened to Galileo on its mission to Jupiter, it becomes difficult not to personify it as The Little Spaceship That Could. For NASA’s Galileo spacecraft kept on going and going...

    http://physicspost.com/articles.php?articleId=180
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2003 #2

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    Feedback is welcome!
     
  4. Nov 19, 2003 #3
    It's quantity of moons is increasing? What is that, like meteoroids? I learned of the x (however many, I don't recall) moons around Jupiter in school, so have they just started to disregard the new moons? Assuming there are new moons, that is.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2003 #4
    Great read, I rated it on the 'in-page' rating system, scaramouche!
     
  6. Nov 20, 2003 #5

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    Nope, actually, it's just that astronomers are only now discovering the smaller & more eccentric (harder to find) moons. (i.e., the moons are not new to Jupiter...just newly discovered by us)

    Same thing is going on for the other gas planets (discovering more small moons).

    Your school is probably using an older source of information.

    This site keeps up very well with all the recent discoveries...
    The Nine Planets

    Thanks!
     
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