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These images are all SIMULATED views. All of the images shown here are computer generated and are automatically updated every 5 minutes. Clicking on any of the images below will bring up higher resolution versions of the images. All images are shown in spacecraft time (as opposed to Earth receive time). One way light time from Jupiter to Earth is currently 52 minutes. Images generated by Ron Baalke.

The Galileo mission ended when the spacecraft impacted Jupiter on September 21, 2003 at 18:57 UTC. Galileo's last signal arrived at Earth at 19:43 UTC. Galileo has been in orbit around Jupiter since December 1995.

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Overhead View of Jupiter

The orbits of the four Galilean satellites are also shown (from the center, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto). The Sun and the Earth are towards the top of the image.

Galileo's View of Jupiter


Overhead View of Earth & Jupiter

The orbits of the Earth and Jupiter are shown here, and they are moving in a counterclockwise direction. During solar conjunction, the Sun gets in between the Earth and the Galileo spacecraft and severely limits communications with the spacecraft, and data playback has to be suspended.

Galileo's View of Io

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Galileo Flyby Animations

Computer Simulation of the Galileo Flybys During GEM

Overhead View of the entire Galileo Europa Mission Tour

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