Imagine a place where the atmospheric pressure is so great, a spaceship landing there would be crushed. A place where winds blow at speeds of over four hundred miles per hour. A place millons of miles from Earth, and completely unlike our own familiar world.On December 7, 1995, the spacecraft Galileo arrived at Jupiter, the fifth and largest planet in our Solar System, to uncover some of its mysteries. Circling around the planet, Galileo sent back to Earth dramatic new information, including breathtaking photographs of the surface of Jupiter and its moons.Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon examines these and other recent discoveries about Jupiter in this completely revised and updated book. With clear text and vivid photographs, he sheds light on such mysteries as Jupiter's Great Red Spot-a super hurricane big enough to hold two planet Earths inside-and discusses the possibility that life may exist on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.Join us on a journey to this strange yet beautiful place, so unlike our planet Earth. It is a fascinating distant world we are just beginning to explore.
Author: Simon, Seymour
Language: English | Copyright: 1998