This picture shows images of the Galilean Satellites taken by the Galileo spacecraft, as well as details from the surfaces of these moons.
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The Galilean satellites are the 4 big moons of Jupiter, Io
, and Callisto
. These moons are called Galilean because they were discovered by Galileo Galilei
In this picture, Io, and Io’s surface, are shown on the left-most end, then Europa, and its surface, then Ganymede, then Callisto. Of Jupiter’s 60 moons, these four are the biggest.
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