Bizarre New Sights and Sounds of Jupiter from NASA

December 30, 2000

Contact:


Guy Webster, JPL, (818) 354-6278


Fresh images and video clips of Jupiter, along with newly
recorded, bizarre "sounds of Jupiter," acquired by NASA's Cassini
and Galileo spacecraft, are available today at the following
websites:


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pictures/jupiter


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/index.cfm


Press Release


NASA's Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft flew past Jupiter
early this morning, temporarily teaming up for joint observations
with sibling spacecraft Galileo, which has been in orbit around
the giant planet since December 1995. Together, the two
spacecraft have been observing Jupiter's huge magnetic
environment, the planet's atmosphere, rings and moons.



Additional information about Cassini is available online at:


http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.


The mission is a joint endeavor of NASA, the European Space Agency and the
Italian Space Agency. The Cassini orbiter, built by NASA, and the Huygens
probe, provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), were mated together and
launched as a single package from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on October 15, 1997.
Cassini's dish-shaped high-gain antenna was provided for the mission by the
Italian Space Agency.


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