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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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NASA's New View of Jupiter's Ocean Moon --Is Europa the Solar System's Best Bet for Life?

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 weeks ago)

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

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

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

Signs of Europa plumes remain elusive in search of Cassini data

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 days ago)

A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests that the thin, hot gas around the moon doe... Read Post


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