From the Vault: Jupiter’s Children


Artist's Concept of Jupiter Encounter NASA Ames Resarch Center/Wikimedia Commons

Of all the moons of Jupiter, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa and Io tantalize us the most. These alien worlds of ice, fire, desolation and hidden oceans tantalize us with their possibility for extraterrestrial life and human exploration of the outer solar system. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick for a mind bending exploration of the great gas giant's Galilean Moons. (Originally published April 26, 2016)

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The four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter, photographed by the Galileo spacecraft, circa 1996. From left to right, they are Europa, Io, Callisto and Ganymede.
The four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter, photographed by the Galileo spacecraft, circa 1996. From left to right, they are Europa, Io, Callisto and Ganymede.
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Topics in this Podcast: From the Vault, space, Moons