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Galileo's Observations



Click here to see Galileo's view of Jupiter during one of the impacts.

At present, the Galileo spacecraft is about 150 million miles (240 million kilometers) from Jupiter and will be able to see part of the planet's nightside, where comet impacts are predicted to take place. Galileo will be capable of taking direct imaging of impact events using visible light imaging, near-infrared mapping spectrometer, extreme ultraviolet, photopolarimeter, plasma wave and fields and particles instruments. Pictures and infrared spectral scans must be tape-recorded for slow playback, which is expected in a month or two. Other data will be computer-stored for readout within several days. Galileo is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Public Affairs contact:
James H. Wilson
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, Calif.,
(818) 354-5011

Galileo Observation Plans

Galileo Observations


Galileo Home Pages

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