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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Jupiter's Discovery Pluto When was Pluto formed? Its history? What have humans learned on Jupiter? No one knows the exact date of Jupiter's discovery, since it's sohard to miss, being one of the fiveplanets you can see at night. However,we do know the first explorations of Jupiter. In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered 4 moonsaround Jupiter, and named them Io, Ganymede,Europa, and Callisto. This also demonstrated that the Earth wasn't at the center of theuniverse. 50 years later, in 1660, Giovanni Cassiniidentified spots and bands across the surface andestimated the planet's rotational period. He also observered the Great Red Spot for the first time. pluto's Moons Composition Notice Jupiter's swirling clouds and Great Red Spot, a raging storm that has been active for centuries Jupiter's winds blow in distinct bands.Lightly-colored bands are called zones,while dark ones are said to be belts. Europa Jupiter has many moons, 67 total with 50 properly named! The Galilean Moons, or those discovered by Galileo Galilei, an Italian astromoner, are shown in the bottom-right corner. Io is a volcanic, red moon that actually spews out lava into space! Europa is the smallest Galilean moon, and it has an icy surface. Scientiststhink that life might be under the ice. Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system, bigger than Mercuryand Pluto. Because of this, it has a thin atmosphere and magnetic field. Ganymede has two types of terrain, dark,heavily-cratered areas, and a smoother, lighter terrain. Callisto is the third-largest moon in the solar system,behind Ganymede and Titan, a moon of Saturn. It's heavily-cratered, having seven distinct 'chains' of craters. Ganymede What Earth would be likeagainist Jupiter. Jupiter is a gas giant, meaning it's made of gases such as hudrogen, helium, and various others. Inits center lies a small, hot, rocky core. Even though it has more mass than all the other planets combined it is 4 times less dense than Earth.Its density is actually just 1.33 g/cm3! Io In 1973, NASA launched Pioneer 10, a space probe, and flew within 81,000 miles of Jupiter's clouds. Itsent more than 500 photos back. Until then, no man-made object had come so close to Jupiter. It also measured the amount of hydrogenand helium in Jupiter's atmosphere, and also madevital discoveries on Jupiter's magnetic field. One year later, Pioneer 11 flew even closer, 26,703 miles, and took photos of Jupiter's poles and collect data on theGreat Red Spot. In 1979, the Voyager 1 space probe collect even more info, but its biggest discovery was the thin ring system around it. A few months later, Voyager 2 also flew past Jupiter. Ulysses, a probe launched by the ESA (European Space Agency) was originally meant to study the Sun's polar regions, but passed Jupiter in 1992 and studied its magnetosphere. Galileo, launched in 1989 by NASA, reached Jupiter in 1995, and studied its atmosphere and moons. It then launched a smaller probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, relaying data for 57 minutes before going offline. The mission cost $1.3 billion dollar to develop. Callisto
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