The End of Galileo
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David A. Hardy has now contributed a new image to the gallery. It is entitled "The End of Galileo" and depicts the probe's final fate (which will occur later this month). Here's a brief excerpt from the image description:

"On 21 September 2003, the Galileo space probe will end its highly successful visit to Jupiter and its system of satellites by diving into the giant planet's atmosphere, its fuel and power exhausted. Despite the fact that its main antenna never deployed properly, Galileo has sent us the most wonderful images, and increased our knowledge enormously. It was launched from the Space Shuttle Atlantis in October 1989."

To view the image and read more about the probe, take a look at David's gallery page via THIS DIRECT LINK. The new image is at the end of the page.

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His space art is so awesome!

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Definitely - David is one of the true veterans of the space art field and a good person also.  Although he is technically "retired", he still keeps turning out great images!  For young artists, looking through his work would be very educational...

 



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Awwwwww , its so sad that the probe will dive into Jupiter, it served astronomers and space explorers well, very well in fact. But everything has its end and so Galileo will perish into Jupiter's atmosphere and hopefully send back data that will reveal atleast some of the mysteries of Jupiter's atmosphere. Some people believe that Jupiter has a core of fluid, metallic (yes metallic!) hydrogen. Maybe Galileo can comfirm that or atleast give us some more hints about what lies beneath the atmosphere.

 

 

 

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Woh, btw, does anyone remember any pix Galileo took of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9? That was an interesting event
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Galileo has been around awhile, it's too bad it won't be for much longer.
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yeah. but its interesting to see what lies beneath the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, the Cassini-Huygens probe awaits the same destiny as Galileo, i just hope the both probes will last for long enough to be able to send information back, else we might never know whats lurking down there, especially not on Titan
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here's some pictures Galileo took of Jupitur and it's moons:

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/slideshow/000126galileo_/slideshow.asp

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yeah I've seen some of those. They're great!

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The October issue of "Astronomy" also has an in-depth article about this with some great Space Art by Michael Carroll.  Should be on news stands soon - I just received it on subscription.



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