In 1610, Galileo discovered that the four big moons of Jupiter. They are currently called the Galilean moons. Galileo listed their orbits around Jupiter. This was, in actuality, the very first time that the planet was discovered since the middle of movement, besides Earth.
Jupiter has sixty-three known satellites as of 2004. Including the four bigger Galilean moons and a lot more little ones. A number of them have not been named. Jupiter is slowing down very slowly - due to the tidal drag the Galilean moons produce. The very same forces alter the orbits of Jupiter's moons, forcing them farther from Earth.
Ganymede, Europa and Io have nearly synchronous orbits. Their orbits come together. Callisto will even become a part of the happening, in about 300 million decades.
The Galileo probe, that was seeking more details about Jupiter, found the world has an extreme buckle of radiation involving its rings as well as the greatest layers of its atmosphere. Jupiter has rings like Saturn, but they are much smaller and fainter. Nobody knew they existed until quite recently - they had been uncovered if Voyager 1 scientists desired a much closer look. Ever since that time, the rings are imaged in infra-red photographs from Earth, and from Galileo.
Even though Saturn's rings are glowing, Jupiter's rings are dark. And while Saturn's rings include ice hockey, Jupiter's seem to not. Any particles inside Jupiter's rings do not remain there for long, as a result of atmospheric and magnetic drag. Scientists do not understand why Jupiter's rings are so dim while Saturn's are so bright.
In spite of amateur telescopes, the consequences were observable from Earth. Along with the debris may nevertheless be seen for nearly a year following the crash.