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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: Earth and Moon from Saturn

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (9 months ago)

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

Is Saturn about to give birth to a new moon called Peggy?

Local Interest / England : The First Post (9 hours ago)

Credits: Photo by NASA/Getty Images Alt Text: The first color composite of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft 'We have not seen anything like this before' say scientists, as they spot a bulge in planet's ring Briefing Wednesd... Read Post

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

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (last year)

These color maps of Jupiter were constructed from images taken by the narrow-angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 11 and 12, 2000, as the spacecraft neared Jupiter during its flyby of the giant planet. Cassini was ... Read Post


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