Astronomy Cast Ep. 232: Galileo Spacecraft

Article written: 29 Sep , 2011
Updated: 14 Jan , 2016

Galileo Spacecraft

In our last thrilling cliff hanger, we talked about astronomer superhero Galileo Galilei. Will a mission be named after him? The answer is yes! NASA’s Galileo spacecraft visited Jupiter in 1995, and spent almost 8 years orbiting, changing our understanding of the giant planet and its moons.

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