|Title:||Jupiter odyssey : the story of NASA's Galileo mission|
|Authors:||David M. Harland|
|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 2000|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-301-0|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Galileo Project ; Jupiter (Planet)--Exploration|
Although conceived in 1975, the Galileo spacecraft was not able to be launched until 1989. On its 6-year voyage to Jupiter, it studied the Earth/Moon system and the planet Venus and returned the first close-up views of asteroids, one of which was found to possess a small companion. After releasing a probe to dive into Jupiter's atmosphere, Galileo entered orbit around the giant planet and began a tour of its four large moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
David Harland concentrates on the discoveries made by the Galileo spacecraft, rather than on the politics of its protracted development, devoting particular attention to Jupiter's "fire and ice"moon. Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system, and there is growing evidence of an ocean beneath Europa's icy surface, with the tantalising possibility that life may exist there.
Profusely illustrated, "Jupiter Odyssey" is an engaging account of this important mission of discovery.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009067||QB661.H37 2000||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|