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The Baby Name Io

Several days ago, NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day was the impressive “Io: Moon Over Jupiter.” At left is a portion of photo, which was taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Jupiter’s moon Io [EYE-oh] was discovered by Galileo in 1610. He named it for Io the mythological character — a nymph who was seduced by Zeus, then turned into a cow. The name Io doesn’t have a known meaning, and it’s rare in the U.
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Tupan Patera

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (7 months ago)

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Wired Space Photo of the Day: Earth and Moon from Saturn

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (last year)

Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the color image... Read Post

Wired Science Space Photo of the Day: Looking Down at Jupiter

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 years ago)

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