Duncan Lunan recounts the history of space exploration to Jupiter right up to today and the JUICE mission
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will swoop near Earth today Oct. 16 to use this planet’s gravity to set itself on a course toward the Jupiter Trojan asteroids.
“The four large Jupiter moons, discovered by Galileo and called the Galilean satellites in his memory, are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, in order out from the planet.”
Jupiter is much further from the Sun than Mars and is passed by the Earth every 13 months, so it’s brilliant in the night sky for much of every year.
” “Our research shows that the sulphuric acid clouds in Venus have too little water for active life to exist, based on what we know of life on Earth.” Dr John E. Hallsworth