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Jupiter’s most interesting moons

The Gas Giant hosts 79 moons, but scientists are particularly intrigued by those known as the Galilean satellites.

JUpiter with a couple of moons in front of it

Jupiter is rich with moons, but Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are its standouts. In this image, both Callisto (left) and Io (right) are visible with Europa’s shadow also visible at the top right. Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

The moon Ganymede

NASA’s Galileo spacecraft captured this image during its first flyby with Ganymede. Credit: NASA/JPL

The moon Callisto

The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a snapshot of the early universe; it is the oldest light we can see. This light has been Doppler shifted into the microwave portion of the spectrum, outside the realm of naked-eye observing. In this image, generated with data from the Planck satellite, different colors represent tiny temperature fluctuations in the universe. Credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration

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The moon Io

Rugged mountains, plateaus, and calderas dot the surface of Io. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizonia

The moon Europa

Europa is considered one of the most promising locations in the local search for life. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute

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