Wow! Only three days. Congratulations Bella Bear and Aidoboy for being the first to write in that the ‘big galoot’ was really that giant among gas giants, the fifth planet from the sun. But we’ve got some unfinished business. Looking through our solar system family album, I came across pictures of all these spacecraft that beat us here.
Image Credits: NASA NASA NASA/JPL NASA
Image Credits: NASA/ESA JPL NASA JHUAPL/SwRI
Eight! That’s right 8 ships have passed this way in the last thirty odd years. It’s got to be the most explored spot in the outer Solar System. I guess it makes sense. There’s a lot of Jupiter to explore! And there’s another ship coming. Take a look at this technological wonder scheduled to launch from planet Earth in August 2011.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin
Next week…Destination Four!
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