We’ll miss you, Galileo

  • #1
18,931
9,202
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 [Broken]
 
Last edited:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Phobos
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,954
6
Feedback is welcome!
 
  • #3
Nibles
20
0
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.
 
  • #4
ranyart
370
0
Great read, I rated it on the 'in-page' rating system, scaramouche!
 
  • #5
Phobos
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,954
6
Originally posted by Nibles
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.

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...
http://www.seds.org/billa/tnp/" [Broken]

Originally posted by ranyart
Great read, I rated it on the 'in-page' rating system, scaramouche!

Thanks!
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Suggested for: We’ll miss you, Galileo

  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
608
Replies
1
Views
386
Replies
15
Views
1K
Replies
43
Views
3K
Replies
6
Views
2K
Replies
0
Views
512
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
807
Top