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These are computer-generated animations showing the Galileo spacecraft impact into Jupiter on September 21, 2003. Each of the animations cover a time period of 19 hours prior to impact. MPEG and Quicktime animations are provided. Animations created by Ron Baalke.

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Galileo's View of Jupiter

This animation shows what Galileo would see as it approaches Jupiter.

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320x240
1.2 MB
film.gif MPEG
640x480
3.3 MB
film.gif Quicktime
320x240
3.1 MB
film.gif Quicktime
640x480
8.0 MB

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Callisto's View of Galileo Impacting Jupiter

Callisto had a good side-view of the Galileo's trajectory as it approaches Jupiter, which is shown in this animation.

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film.gif MPEG
320x240
1.7 MB
film.gif MPEG
640x480
3.4 MB
film.gif Quicktime
320x240
3.8 MB
film.gif Quicktime
640x480
8.6 MB

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Overhead View of Jupiter

This animation shows bird's eye view of the Jovian system, and zooms in as Galileo zeros in on Jupiter. This animation also shows how the spacecraft impacts on the far side of Jupiter.

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film.gif MPEG
320x240
1.9 MB
film.gif MPEG
640x480
4.2 MB
film.gif Quicktime
320x240
4.4 MB
film.gif Quicktime
640x480
10.2 MB

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