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Topic - Galileo Millennium Mission

Galileo Millennium Mission:
The Latest Results

     If you wish to view a tape of this show; Please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.

presented by Dr. Duane Bindschadler
Science Planning and Operations Manager,
Galileo Mission to Jupiter

Thursday, March 22 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
Friday, March 23 The Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

What's the largest object in the night sky? If we could see it, it would be the magnetosphere of Jupiter, an enormous area of space influenced by the largest planet's magnetic field. NASA's Galileo spacecraft, in orbit about Jupiter for more than five years, is currently studying this immense feature, while in the midst of its second mission extension, the Galileo Millennium Mission. After flybys of Jupiter's moons Io and Ganymede in early 2000, Galileo collaborated with NASA's Cassini spacecraft from October 2000 to March 2001 to understand how the magnetosphere of Jupiter responds to changes in the solar wind. The positions of each spacecraft--Galileo from within the magnetosphere and Cassini outside it--enabled unique observations of Jupiter, its moons, and magnetosphere. This presentation will highlight the results from this and other Galileo Millennium Mission observations.
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