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Long live Galileo

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The ageing Galileo spacecraft, orbiting among the moons of Jupiter, is getting a new lease of life. Galileo survived double the amount of radiation it was designed to withstand while flying through a plasma belt near the volcanic moon Io, so NASA has extended its mission until the end of this year—when the Saturn-bound craft Cassini will fly past Jupiter. Galileo’s next highlight will be an encounter with Io on 22 February,