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AST-L11-ch7__3 - Jovian Planets - Introduction Galileo...

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1 Jovian Planets -- Introduction “To Boldly Go” (v i deo) – describes the results from the Voyager I and II missions to the Jovian planets . Voyager I , II –the grand tour Galileo J up ter and the Ga li eanmoon s Huygens –de c ent nto T tan atmo phere Cassini-Huygens eparat on Review Atmospheres temperature, pressure, and molecular velocity atmospheric loss greenhouse effect Mercury Venus Mars Moon The outer solar system Voyager I , II Galileo Cassini-Huygens S aturn and t moon Galileo , Voyager 1 & 2 , and Cassini Missions of the starships the “grand tour” – a mission to visit all the gas giants in order, using a gravity assist to assist to slingshot the spacecraft from one planet to the next. – Only possible for a short period once every 200 years when the planets are in the right alignment . 12 year mission – launched in 1977, reached last planet (Neptune) in 1989) First real close-up view of the outer solar system.
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