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Scientists Bid Farewell To Galileo
Cranleigh - Sep 17, 2003
One of the most remarkable chapters in the history of planetary exploration will come to end on Sunday 21 September, when NASA's Galileo spacecraft plunges into the dense atmosphere of Jupiter.

Lecture Brings Galileo's Travels Into Final Focus
Pasadena - Sep 17, 2003
Just a few days before NASA's Galileo mission makes its grand finale, Dr. Rosaly Lopes, a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will discuss the legacy of the mission in two free lectures. "Galileo's Odyssey The Worlds of Jupiter" will be presented Thursday, Sept. 18, at JPL, and Friday, Sept. 19, at Pasadena City College.

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Historic Galileo Mission Nears End
Pasadena - Sep 15, 2003
Following eight years of capturing dramatic images and surprising science from Jupiter and its moons, NASA's Galileo mission draws to a close September 21 with a plunge into Jupiter's atmosphere.

Europan Ice Domes Could Be First Place To Look For Life
Boulder - Sep 03, 2003
A new University of Colorado at Boulder study of Jupiter's moon Europa may help explain the origin of the giant ice domes peppering its surface and the implications for discovering evidence of past or present life forms there.

Rising Storms Revise Story Of Jupiter's Stripes
San Antonio - Mar 07, 2003
Pictures of Jupiter, taken by a NASA spacecraft on its way to Saturn, are flipping at least one long-standing notion about Jupiter upside down.

Galileo's Final Months
Pasadena - Mar 03, 2003
As usual for the combination of an aging spacecraft and an intensely energetic environment, Jupiter dealt Galileo a temporarily crippling blow during our flyby of Amalthea on Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Dark Rings By Jove
Huntsville - Nov 11, 2002
In 1974, NASA's Pioneer 11 spacecraft plunged through the rings of Jupiter. And no one noticed. Jupiter's dark rings--as wide as Saturn's yet nearly invisible--hadn't been discovered yet. Indeed, it wasn't until five years later that cameras onboard Voyager 1 caught sight of them for the first time.
Europa Focus Group Visits Arctic Ice-Field
Moffett Field - May 20, 2003
In early May, the NAI Europa Focus group took a field trip to the Arctic Ocean ice cap at Barrow, Alaska. The trip was planned and led by Professors Ron Greeley of Arizona State University, the Chair of the Europa Focus Group, and Hajo Eicken of the University of Alaska, an expert on ocean ice and on the Barrow region. The conference's objective was to gain direct experience with sea ice and to look for possible analogues with Jupiter's moon Europa and other icy moons in the outer solar system.

Kitty Hawk To Galileo: A Century Spent Soaring Cloud Nine
Pasadena - Mar 03, 2003
The flight team for NASA's Jupiter-orbiting Galileo spacecraft will cease operations on Friday, Feb. 28 after a final playback of scientific data from the robotic explorer's tape recorder.

Keck Watches Io Adapt
Berkeley - Nov 14, 2002
Routine monitoring of volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io, now possible through advanced adaptive optics on the Keck II telescope in Hawaii, has turned up the largest eruption to date on Io's surface or in the solar system.

Galileo Flirts With Amalthea But Zapped By Jupiter On The Final Pass
Pasadena - Nov 12, 2002
NASA's long-lived Galileo spacecraft achieved partial success in a dash through Jupiter's inner radiation belts and past the small moon Amalthea on Nov 4, its final flyby before a deliberate impact into Jupiter next September.
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