By Jeff Foust

ISBN-10: 1886411220

ISBN-13: 9781886411227

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Although a faulty main antenna has hampered the spacecraft’s ability to return some data, it has still managed to send back thousands of images of Jupiter and its four largest moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. 9). With heat from the moon’s interior and traces           ’               of organic chemicals already discovered, all the ingredients are in place for primitive life to exist in Europa’s subterranean oceans. JPL has assembled a detailed Web site at http://www.

There is still a lot to learn about the planets of the solar system and their moons. This chapter will explore some of the online and software resources available for discovering what we do know about the solar system. Given the dynamic nature of this research, with new images returned literally every day by spacecraft such as Galileo (which is in orbit around Jupiter), we emphasize online resources that that are frequently updated with new information and images. We’ll still look at software programs for learning more about the solar system offline.

Created for Apollo 11’s 25th anniversary in 1994, this program has information on the entire mission from liftoff to splashdown, illustrated with images. Even simple binoculars show a surprising amount of detail on the lunar surface. If you’re thinking about getting a pair of binoculars to use for astronomical purposes, there are several things you might consider. The novice usually thinks that the available magnification is the most important consideration when buying either a telescope or a good set of binoculars.

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