Galileo spacecraft, launched in 1989 with the ultimate destination of
Jupiter, carried a number of scientific instruments on board to study the
solar system while on route to Jupiter, including a radiometer and
ultraviolet, extreme ultraviolet, and near-infrared spectrometers, which take
pictures of light outside the visible range. Upon arrival at Jupiter in 1995,
Galileo released a probe that plunged into the planetís fiery atmosphere,
transmitting vital scientific data before it was destroyed.