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In June 2001, with the Galileo mission ending and the Cassini mission having encountered Jupiter on its way to Saturn, a conference (titled “Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere,” sponsored by NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, Southwest Research Institute, and the University of Colorado) was held on 25–30 June 2001, in Boulder, Colorado, to provide a framework for generating a comprehensive volume that would summarize current knowledge of the Jovian system. Three years later, this encyclopedic volume, Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere, was published, presenting an impressive detailed guide for understanding this complex system.