Discovery of the Fifith Moon of Jupiter

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Publication: 1892-11

Edward Emerson Barnard’s discovery of the fifth satellite of Jupiter in 1892 set off a firestorm of accolades in the press and in astronomy circles. It was the first planetary satellite discovery since Asaph Hall had discovered the moons of Mars in 1877 and the last satellite discovery by direct observation. Henceforth, astronomers would rely on photography to detect new solar bodies.

Title

Discovery of the Fifith Moon of Jupiter

Date

Publication: 1892-11

Description

Edward Emerson Barnard’s discovery of the fifth satellite of Jupiter in 1892 set off a firestorm of accolades in the press and in astronomy circles. It was the first planetary satellite discovery since Asaph Hall had discovered the moons of Mars in 1877 and the last satellite discovery by direct observation. Henceforth, astronomers would rely on photography to detect new solar bodies.

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Public Domain

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Articles

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MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Box 40

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“Discovery of the Fifith Moon of Jupiter,” Gallery, accessed November 20, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/980.