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Galileo's successor

NASA hopes the proposed Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter will pick up where the Galileo mission left off.
With the Galileo mission nearing its end, NASA is already looking toward the future and the next mission to explore Jupiter and its major moons. During its 8-year jovian residency Galileo revealed how interesting Jupiter's Galilean moons are, but its inability to explore them thoroughly have left many of their characteristics unknown. For example, Galileo found evidence that Jupiter's icy moons Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto may harbor subsurface oceans, but it couldn't determine whether the bur...

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