Jupiter’s Galilean Moons (Profile Gifs)

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system.

Lets have a look at Jupiter’s four Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Io Moon Profile

Europa Moon Profile

Ganymede Moon Profile

Callisto Moon Profile

Made using: Celestia, Screen2Gif & GIMP
Based on: @spaceplasma’s solar system gifs
Profile sources: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets, http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/joviansatfact.html

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  1. I love Jupiter. I see it and its moons nearly every night outside my window, and it’s beautiful.

    1. wow, good for you…would you kindly gimme a tip how I can see Jupiter too…I only seem to always spot venus 🙂

  2. the IO moon is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fast

  3. i love sasquatches and planets, also penguins on the moon of Ganymade. It is sooo cold there, the penguins love it.

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