"Galileo's Exploration of the Jupiter System
GEM: the Galileo Europa Mission"
NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
as part of the
"Unveiling the Cosmos" Fall Lecture Series
University of California - Los Angeles
100 Moore Hall
October 6, 1998 - 7:00 PM PST
In 1492, explorers found a "New World" called America. Now, in our own time,
another history-making ship is pushing at the frontiers of our knowledge.
For nearly three years the Galileo spacecraft has been in orbit around
Jupiter, sending back stunning new images of this giant planet and its
Since December, 1997, the Galileo orbiter has been engaged in a follow-on mission - exploring the mysteries of Jupiter's icy moon
Europa. Does Europa have a liquid ocean beneath it's frozen surface?
Galileo's data is the essential beginning to answering that question. Come
relive the journey through the solar system, experience the excitement of
arrival at Jupiter and share in the wonder of Galileo's continuing voyage of