Moon Callisto, the second largest moon of planet Jupiter and the third largest moon in the solar system was discovered in year 1610 by Galileo Galilei. It was easy to see, being so large. Callisto is made of about half ice and half rock, and seems to have no geology. Its surface is one of the oldest in the solar system.
Callisto is a moon of the planet Jupiter. It is the third largest moon in the Solar System and the second largest in the Jovian system, after Ganymede. Callisto has about 99% the diameter of the planet Mercury but only about a third of its mass. It's diameter is approximately 4820km - about a third of Earth. [See link for pictorial comparison]
It is due to the Late Heavy Bombardment , billions of years ago, which when all the planets and moons came to form, alot of matter clumped together , but remained some around the gas giants, due to their early gravity instability, they later flung countless asteroids toward the inner solar system, Callisto must have survived the bombardment one way or another, with a couple battle scars to show it! it's the same way our…
Yes. The Sun is expected to become a Red Giant in around 4.5 billion years' time. It will expand so that its radius may reach earth's orbit. That will cause a major upheaval in the outer Solar System which may cause Callisto to disappear. If Callisto survives these Solar changes, it will nevertheless move away from Jupiter gradually and eventually pull free to drift off into outer space.
Jeremy discovered that Copernicus was correct that the earth is not the center of the solar system but the sun is. He also discovered that venus has phases just like the moon, which proves that not only do the planets move but the earth must revolve too. The 4 largest moons of Jupiter - Gannymede, Korea, Io, Callisto Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto
-Ganymede, Is the largest moon in the solar system ,it even bigger than mercury. -Europa,This may be the smallest of jupiter's galilean satelites but europa have many waters beneath its surface -Callisto,an cratered and extremely old place -Io,With over 400 active volcanoes, Io is the most geologically active object in the Solar System.
Donald A. Gurnett has written: 'Absence of a magnetic-field signature in plasma-wave observations at Callisto' -- subject(s): Plasma waves, Magnetospheric currents 'Solar system plasma waves' -- subject(s): Auroral zones, Space plasmas, Radiation belts, Solar wind, Plasma waves, Solar system, Interplanetary medium 'Auroral plasma waves' -- subject(s): Plasma (Ionized gases)
The most heavily cratered object in the solar system is thought to be Callisto, the second-largest moon of Jupiter. This does not necessarily indicate that it has been more heavily bombarded than other bodies (for example, the "far side" of the Moon, which is hit by bodies drawn toward Earth). It only means that the craters have not been eroded or erased by the exterior processes of the planet or Moon. As far as total…
It depends on which planet your referring too. If your referring to a smaller planet like Mercury that's easy, there is Titan and Callisto. If you are referring to a bigger planet such as Jupiter,which has the most moons orbiting around it in the Solar System, there are no known moons bigger than it.