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    Galileo Probe Descent

    Galileo Probe Descent

    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES

    09.17.2009

    Courtesy Photo

    NASA

    An artist's impression of the Galileo probe descending into Jupiter's atmosphere. The probe wasthe first to sample the atmosphere of a gas planet. It measured temperature, pressure, chemical composition, cloud characteristics, sunlight and energy internal to the planet, and lightning. During its 58-minute life, the probe penetrated 200 km (124 miles) into Jupiter's violent atmosphere before it was crushed, melted, and/or vaporized by the pressure and temperature of the atmosphere. *Image Credit*: NASA

    NASA Identifier: SPD-SLRSY-1585

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 09.17.2009
    Date Posted: 10.10.2012 13:53
    Photo ID: 697090
    Resolution: 1536x1210
    Size: 356.94 KB
    Location: WASHINGTON, DC, US 

    Web Views: 54
    Downloads: 13

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