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Galileo Image Gallery: Earth & Moon

Earth - Moon Conjunction

Galileo made two passes by Earth and its moon to build up enough velocity to reach Jupiter. The flybys in October 1990 and December 1992 provided a chance to study our home planet from a unique perspective - and gave scientists another chance to test out the instruments before the main event at Jupiter.

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