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A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

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The four largest and best known of Jupiter's 60+ moons.

The four largest and best known of Jupiter's 60+ moons.

Jupiter's mysteries: First results from NASA's Juno mission - Jupiter was most likely the first planet to form in the solar system and contains some of the same ingredients of the collapsing nebula that formed the system. Knowing more about Jupiter can provide greater insight about its beginnings

Jupiter's mysteries: First results from NASA's Juno mission - Jupiter was most likely the first planet to form in the solar system and contains some of the same ingredients of the collapsing nebula that formed the system. Knowing more about Jupiter can provide greater insight about its beginnings

Jupiter appearing to be wearing a luminous crown in this Hubble Space Telescope image showing an aurora over one of the planet’s poles.

Luminous beauty of Jupiter's auroras revealed by Hubble telescope

Jupiter appearing to be wearing a luminous crown in this Hubble Space Telescope image showing an aurora over one of the planet’s poles.

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Lets …

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Lets …

Jupiter Moons - Callisto discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 using a telescope. It is thought to have oceans of liquid water beneath its crust. about the size of Mercury, is the 3rd largest moon in the solar system. It is more heavily cratered than any other moon in the solar system. Callisto remains as it was when it formed, during the period of intense meteoroid bombardment that the entire solar system experienced

Jupiter Moons - Callisto discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 using a telescope. It is thought to have oceans of liquid water beneath its crust. about the size of Mercury, is the 3rd largest moon in the solar system. It is more heavily cratered than any other moon in the solar system. Callisto remains as it was when it formed, during the period of intense meteoroid bombardment that the entire solar system experienced

This mission will be very dangerous for the probe.  It will face large amounts of radiation, gravity and the largest magnetosphere in the solar system.  No probe in history has come this close to Jupiter 6/27/16

10 Facts About The Giant Planet, Jupiter [Infographic]

This mission will be very dangerous for the probe. It will face large amounts of radiation, gravity and the largest magnetosphere in the solar system. No probe in history has come this close to Jupiter 6/27/16

NASA. (2012). SOLAR SYSTEM PLANETS & DWARF PLANETS INFORMATION CHART. Available: http://space-facts.com/solar-system-information/. Last accessed 6th November.

NASA. (2012). SOLAR SYSTEM PLANETS & DWARF PLANETS INFORMATION CHART. Available: http://space-facts.com/solar-system-information/. Last accessed 6th November.