What book is in store for us today? It is a little early in the morning and I’m a little lazy. Excuse me. I’m not lying. Let’s just do some easy stuff.
How the Universe Works. I’ve always wondered how it works, what about you guys? How the Universe Works:An illustrated guide to the cosmos and all we know about it. All right, let’s see what’s in here. Excuse me.
We got the secrets, we got the solar system, the earth and the moon, history of astronomy. I think I’ll probably go there. The space race, exploration missions. Well, there’s a lot more in this than I thought. Traveling to Mars and other worlds, I didn’t even know, we got Is it possible to colonize Mars?
Have you asserted for a film challenge? We got Connected With Space and then we got the Index. It looks like this is going to be a fun one because it’s full of pictures. Let’s go to…what do you guys think? I wish there was interactiveness where we can talk back and forth, but we can’t, so that kind of sucks. I’m curious about 196… really Jupiter in Focus 200. However, what is this Astronomical Clock of Su Song 120. Right? So we’re going to kind of jump around just a little bit. We’ll kind of go through 120, but our real focus is 200. See what I’m saying, this book is great because it got pictures. The whole thing is pictures, so it’s easy to learn.
What is this? The tree of life? A whole bunch of different things that…I got to focus more into this. This is interesting. Where did I say? 126? The First Astronomers.
All right. Here’s some well-known… I mean we’re not getting there, it’s just too many different things in here. 30 times the magnification of an object using the first telescope built by Galileo.
Look at that. Here we go, we got Claudius, we got that guy. Look at this guy, Nicholas Copernicus, he’s the one who proposed the sun was the center, not the earth. That’s great. Joseph Kepler, a German laws motion of the planets. Galileo, we all know Galileo, but what did he do? Discovered solar spots, the four moons of Jupiter, the phases of Venus and the Moon’s craters that’s it. Sir Isaac Newton and Edwin Hubble. So the Hubble Space Station.
All right, let’s get to back to where we were. What did I tell you? 126? Where’s the page numbers on this? No wonder it’s difficult for me to find anything, there’s no page number, oh there we go, right here, 126. This is too many, this is most definitely not what…well we know 200. Let’s just go to 200.
Jupiter in Focus. Look, here we go. A whole bunch of little many things we can learn. What’s this 14 years of a Galileo mission, ’89 to ’03. Where’s the…it took 14 years to do this? To get there? That’s forever! Look at this. However, the most significant visitor was Galileo, launched by NASA on October ’89. Galileo consisted of an orbiter… Okay, so we’re talking about some kind of space station. After a long voyage the atmospheric probe penetrated some 200 kilometers into the atmosphere on December 1995, transmitting data about the atmosphere’s chemical composition and Jupiter’s meteorological activity. The Orbiter continued sending information until it crashed into a gaseous giant on September. So that’s what it did.
No, this is… Well, how come they’re telling us on December 1995, and this is saying ’89 but they both died in September ’03. So I guess it took, what? Don’t telling me it took six years to get there? Are you kidding me! All right, I got to read more that’s a very long time.
Look, they crashed it on purpose. Look, it was crashed, it was sent to crash into the planet. The purpose was to avoid colliding with the moon Europa, because Europa has ice on it and they didn’t want to contaminate the ice. So that’s pretty interesting. So here’s a nice little timeline, right here. Look ’89 Galileo was launched by NASA from the space shuttle Atlantis with Jupiter as its destination. Galileo passes the earth on two occasions to get the necessary boost towards Jupiter. So what? They had to spin this around and slingshot us out there? Wow, this is crazy!
Wow! It, really did take six years. Galileo transmitted data from Venus, Galileo came across the asteroid Ida, Galileo approached the astroid 951 Gaspra and then…so look, we started here, boom! You see what I’m talking about? Galileo entered Jupiter and it began the scientific studies that continued until ’03 completed eight 35 orbits around the planet. Wow, that’s crazy! I’m I’m running out of time, but this is pretty interesting. Now we can do a little bit more in-depth of the Galileo. Who else wants to look at the technical data? $1.5 billion, 14 years. Now, it’s really not that expensive if you think about it.
All right. Well, again, we’re going a little bit long. I look forward to you guys reading the bottom part and learning more about Jupiter in Focus. Once again, we are; How the Universe Works: An illustrated guide. All right. See you all later.