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a nephelometer for cloud location and cloud-particle observations,
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a lightning/radio-emission instrument with an energetic-particle detector that measured light and radio emissions associated with lightning and energetic particles in Jupiter’s radiation belts.
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The Pwyll crater on Europa. HP G62-130 Battery
Terrain on Ganymede.
After arriving on December 7, 1995 and completing 35 orbits around Jupiter throughout a nearly eight year mission, the Galileo Orbiter was destroyed during a controlled impact with Jupiter on September 21, 2003. HP G62-130EG Battery During that intervening time, Galileo forever changed the way scientists saw Jupiter and provided a wealth of information on the moons orbiting the planet which will be studied for years to come. Culled from NASA’s press kit, the top orbiter science results were:
Galileo made the first observation of ammonia clouds in another planet’s atmosphere. HP G62-130EK BatteryThe atmosphere creates ammonia ice particles from material coming up from lower depths.