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spacer Topic - Galileo's Odyssey - The Worlds of Jupiter

Masubi Plume on Io Galileo

Galileo's Odyssey - The Worlds of Jupiter

presented by Dr. Rosaly Lopes-Gautier
JPL Research Scientist, Galileo NIMS Science Team


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


Thursday, September 18 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
Friday, September 19 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PDT and run for approximately an hour.

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

Galileo is oneof NASA's most successful missions, providing spectacular results about Jupiterand its moons. Launched in 1989, Galileo flew by Venus, Earth, and two asteroidsbefore arriving at Jupiter in 1995. Designed to observe Jupiter and itsmoons for two years, Galileo's great discoveries and remarkable resilience allowed the mission to continue for nearly six more years. This talk will review the discoveries of the Galileo spacecraft, particularly those about Jupiter's four largest moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. From the sizzling volcanoes of Io to the ice floes of Europa and the enigmatic icy terrains of Ganymede and Callisto, Galileo leaves us with a completely new view of these mysterious worlds before plunging into Jupiter for a spectacular ending on September 21, 2003.

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