NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter meets

NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and its moons ended on September 21, 2003.

The Galileo spacecraft purposefully crashed into Jupiter and perished in the planet's dense atmosphere after 14 years of exploration.

Galileo was launched in 1989 from the Atlantis payload bay and arrived to Jupiter in 1995.

It was the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter and launch a probe into its atmosphere.

. It discovered saltwater beneath the surfaces of three of Jupiter's moons

It was put on a crash path with Jupiter on purpose because it was running low on fuel.

NASA wanted to make sure it didn't collide with any of Jupiter's moons that might have life in their deep waters.

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