Galilean satellite


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one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo

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This is why the surface markings of the Galilean satellites are much easier to see during transits, when they are silhouetted against the backdrop of Jupiter's cloud tops (which have a comparable brightness) rather than a dark sky.
The arrangement of the Galilean satellites around Jupiter is governed by the same regularity as the arrangement of planets around the Sun, i.
The orbital periods of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, many asteroids' orbits, Jupiter's orbit, and Pluto's orbit with Neptune are some examples.
In particular, it provided strong evidence of a subsurface ocean on Europa, one of the four largest moons known as the Galilean satellites.
The third moon out is Ganymede, the largest of the Galilean satellites.
Among other celestial offerings is a decent view of Jupiter and its four Galilean satellites (moons) - so named because Galileo was the first to see them.
Although many of their measurements were of the already well-studied Galilean satellites, they also hoped to lay the wires of their filar micrometer on little Amalthea, the fifth satellite of Jupiter, which had been discovered visually by E.
The mission will study the Jovian system addressing two key themes: exploration of the habitable zone within the Galilean satellites, and exploration of the Jupiter system as the archetype of gas giants.
It provided strong evidence of an underground salt water ocean on Europa - one of the four largest moons known as the Galilean satellites - and hinted at other hidden oceans on sister moons Callisto and Ganymede.
Finally, Galileo will settle in for two years of photographing and measuring the Jovian system, including the planet itself and the three other big Galilean satellites -- Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
The four Galilean satellites will also be occulted, and Figure 2 shows the northern limits of their occultation regions.
9-magnitude 45 Capricorni that the star will become a temporary "moon" in line with the four bright Galilean satellites.
There, a probe will descend into Jupiter's atmosphere and the Galileo orbiter will spend 22 months photographing the planet and the Galilean satellites, its four largest moons.
7-magnitude star's radiance is rivaled by that of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, making Chi briefly seem like an imposter moon.