Welcome to Online From Jupiter 97
This project was active from mid-February, 1997 through April 6, 1997
The Galileo mission is designed to help scientists learn much more about
the planet Jupiter and its moons.
NASA's Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on December 7th, 1995.
Upon arrival, Galileo's probe plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere. The probe
sucked up lots of data about the structure and composition of Jupiter;
this info was relayed (via the mothership) back to us on Earth. Preliminary
details about this data were shared at a press conference in January.
With the Probe's job done, the Galileo mothership (formally called the
Orbiter) will continue to orbit Jupiter, studying the giant planet and
its moons for two years.
What's new with Online from Jupiter
Background about the
spacecraft and its mission
Field journals from Galileo personnel
describing their day-to-day activities and their particular role in the
project. These reports will help students understand the diversity of
people and skills that are needed for success in a modern science project.
Biographical sketches of the
men and women of the Galileo project will help students relate to the
project at a human level.
An ability for students to ask
questions of project staff via Email
Featured Activities are meant
to especially stimulate your students
Resources for learning, including
curriculum materials about Jupiter and Galileo
A Teacher lounge allows for
discussion among teachers (available through the Web)
A photo gallery of interesting and