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Galileo's orbital tour of Jupiter

Galileo's orbital tour of Jupiter


Galileo's orbital tour of Jupiter
Galileo performed 34 science orbits of Jupiter. Each orbit was named with a letter and number; the numbers are sequential, the letters refer to the moon that was the main science target for each orbit. A stands for Amalthea; C for Callisto; E, Europa; G, Ganymede; and I, Io. Distances from Jupiter are shown in Jupiter radii (Rj = 71,492 km). From JPL D-28516, "Galileo Final Project Report Volume 1," page A-4. Apologies for the low quality of the scan; contact us if you know of a better version of this graphic.

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Original image data dated on or about September 21, 2003

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