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Space the final frontier Star Trek was right what lies beyond Earth and even beyond this solar system is a concept quite foreign to scientists Each discovery they make is one tiny piece of the puzzle that is the universe However perhaps starting in this solar system and working out from there is the best way to approach the problem For scientists studying the Galilean Satellites that is exactly their plan For the purpose of this discussion the primary focus is on the first two of the four of those moonsSheppard says that a satellite is a heavenly body that orbits a larger body such as a planet or asteroid A satellite can either be a natural object like Earths moon or it can be an artificial craft launched into orbit by rocket Sheppard Adding to this idea is Lee Lerner founder of the highly acclaimed LernerMedia Global who explains that while it is normal for satellites to be oddly shaped with circular oblique orbits what sets the Galilean moons apart is that instead of forming somewhere else and then being captured by Jupiters gravity they accreted around their home planet Lerner Sheppard explains this idea further when planets were accreting or forming from dust and gases compacting together not all of the materials were used to build the planets what was left in the space surrounding the planet became its regular satellites The Galilean moons are regular satellites but can be further classified as classical regulars This means that their perfectly rounded pathways around Jupiter occur at repeated intervals and that they possess enough gravity and mass to maintain a globular figure The pull of planets on their natural satellites moons is known as tidal force The interaction between these bodies is described as tidally locked when the tidal forces cause only one side of the moon to always be the planet-facing side Tidally locked moons frequently experience a period of internal heating
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